"Labor's Back in Town" a success

The who's who of WA Labor were in Northam over the weekend for the Country State Executive meeting and to attend the "Labor's Back in Town" event at the Northam Country Club.

The visit coincided with the first anniversary of the opening of the electorate office of local Labor MP's Laurie Graham and Darren West in Fitzgerald Street, the first Labor office in town since the late Ken McIver MLA in 1986.

Premier Mark McGowan, senator Sue Lines, WA Labor president Carolyn Smith, state secretary Matt Dixon and assistant state secretary Ellie Whiteaker along with several members of parliament and WA Labor delegates attended the state executive meeting held in the Northam Town Hall.

Delegates then joined community members at a luncheon at the Northam Country Club, catered for by the Hill Catering Company.

Mr McGowan addressed the crowd, recounting his experiences growing up the son of a wool classer in a country town "around the same size as Northam with a river running through the middle".

Mr West said it was a unique opportunity for locals to discuss their issues directly with the Premier and other decision makers.

"Community engagement is vital to us, especially when in government and it was great to see the Premier taking an interest in everyone in the room," he said.

Laurie Graham expressed his gratitude to the Premier and to all who attended.

"It's fantastic to have the Premier in town again and I thank the local community for embracing us so warmly," he said.

"Our office is there to serve the community and my electorate officer Jodi Ingram is available to assist residents across the region with their issues and problems."

Laurie and Darren's electorate office is at 185 Fitzgerald Street, and can be contacted on 9621 1999.