The Western Australian Liberal Party placing Zak Kirkup as leader could cost the Liberal Party opposition status in the state, according to Sky News host Peta Credlin.
“He only entered parliament at the last election, yet the brains trust in the west made him leader of a party in which he’s nothing more than a rookie,” Ms Credlin said.
“Who in their right mind would have let themselves be flattered into running for the leader’s job after Liza Harvey upped sticks and quit last November?”
Ms Credlin said Mr Kirkup’s position as opposition leader against the extremely popular Premier Mark McGowan was already difficult but he has made it worse through pushing his party to the left.
“They sent a boy to do a man’s job and tomorrow, there’s no doubt the electorate will punish the Liberals.”