Ben Wyatt MLA
After obtaining a Masters (MSc) at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Ben Wyatt returned to Western Australia in 2002 and continued his career in law in both private practice and at the WA Director of Public Prosecutions. In 2006, the then Premier, the Hon. Geoff Gallop retired as both Premier and the Member for Victoria Park, giving Ben the opportunity of being pre-selected as the Labor Party candidate in the subsequent by-election. On 11 March 2006 Ben was elected as the Member for Victoria Park to represent the area he had lived in for over 20 years. He currently holds the shadow portfolios of Treasurer; Aboriginal Affairs; Native Title; Kimberley; Pilbara; and Cost of Living.