Former school teacher Terry Healy, is Southern River's new Labor MLA

Former school teacher Terry Healy, is Southern River's new Labor MLA

Capitalising on opportunities to create local jobs through METRONET, building railcars in WA and employing apprentices on every government project is what Terry Healy will strive for.

With the WAEC having declared the result, Mr Healy defeated outgoing Liberal MLA Peter Abetz by securing 57.9 per cent of the two party preferred vote. This represents a swing of 18.8 per cent to WA Labor.

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As the new Southern River MP, the school teacher said he would help connect young people in the electorate with apprenticeships and further training once they finished school.

“When talking to people in my community, one of the things they are most concerned about is jobs,” Mr Healy said.

Mr Healy said his links to the local community through his work as a teacher and former local government councillor would stand him in good stead in his new role serving the people of Huntingdale and Gosnells.

“I am a local and I’m involved in our community,” he said.

“I’m a dad from Huntingdale, a teacher at Southern River College, a former City of Gosnells councillor and even the local Santa Claus with the Gosnells Lions.”

Mr Healy described himself as “local, hardworking and dedicated”.

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