Premier Alan Carpenter has expressed his profound shock and sadness at the death of former Western Australian Member of Parliament, Phil Pendal.
“Phil Pendal spent many years of his life serving WA and he will be remembered for that service,” Mr Carpenter said.
“Phil was an old journo. He had a great turn of phrase and a great sense of humour.
“He was passionate and eloquent. He was always a strong advocate for his electorate and a likeable figure in and around Parliament.
“My condolences go out to the Pendal family.”
Phillip George Pendal was born in Bunbury in February 1947 and worked as a journalist and press secretary before entering politics.
He was elected to the Legislative Council in May 1980 and in 1993 became the member for South Perth in the Legislative Assembly. He resigned from the Liberal Party in 1995 and served as an independent until 2005.
During his time in Parliament he was Shadow Minister for Lands and Surveys, Tourism, Arts, Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs, the Environment, Heritage, Federal Affairs and Sport and Recreation.
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