Christian
Kerr writes:

WA MP
Graham Edwards announced yesterday he plans to retire from his seat of Cowan at
the next election.

Will he have some company? Is Carmen Lawrence also planning to go?

And, just to thicken the mix, would the likely successor be the state
Labor Member for Fremantle, Jim McGinty – someone who must have been disappointed at the way the succession to Geoff
Gallop panned out.

CRIKEY: We put the rumour to Lawrence, who replied: “The ABC is
also running a version of the same rumour. For the record, I will be
re-nominating to contest the seat of Fremantle when nominations open sometime
later this year.”