Breaking News, Graham West, Member for Campbelltown resigns as Minister
MP Graham West
"Premier Kristina Keneally today accepted the resignation of Graham West from his position as Minister for Juvenile Justice.
Minister Barbara Perry will assume the position of Acting Minister for Juvenile Justice from today. (Ms Perry had previously held the position of Minister for Juvenile Justice from April 2007 – September 2008).
No decision will be made on filling the vacancy until after the State Budget session of Parliament.
Mr West will remain the Member for Campbelltown but has indicated he will not recontest the seat at the next election.
Mr West has previously held the portfolios of Youth, Volunteering, Assisting the Premier on Veteran’s Affairs, Gaming and Racing, Sport and Recreation, Western Sydney and Assisting the Premier on Citizenship.
“I thank Mr Graham West for his tireless contribution to his local electorate, my Cabinet and the community,” Ms Keneally said.
“Today I accepted Mr West’s resignation and respect his decision to continue his advocacy and work with communities and organisations outside of Parliament.
“Mr West has served the people of NSW well, and I am sure he will continue to do so in the future.”