Dominic Perrottet, former treasurer, has been announced as the new NSW Premier after easily beating his contender, the planning minister, Rob Stokes, winning 39 votes to five.
The youngest ever NSW Premier at 39 years old, the father-of six is the first leader from the conservative wing of the NSW Liberal Party since the Coalition took power in 2011. Predecessors Gladys Berejiklian, Mike Baird and Barry O'Farrell all emerged from the traditionally dominant moderate faction.
Penrith MP, Stuart Ayres, had been elected deputy unopposed.
Perrottet has been a member of the NSW crisis cabinet, which has overseen decisions on the state’s course out of a long Covid-19 lockdown, and says he hopes to continue with Gladys Berejiklian’s “great work”. “I really appreciate the trust my colleagues have put in me today.”