‘I’ve got nothing left in the tank’: Peter Gutwein to quit politics

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has announced he will be resigning as Premier and member for Bass.

The outgoing Premier told reporters at a media conference on Monday he had “nothing left in the tank” to give.

“I’ve got nothing left in the tank to give … and unless you can give 100 per cent to the role of Premier you shouldn’t be doing this job – and I can no longer give more than 100 per cent.”

“I know that I leave this state in a good place and with a team that can build on the foundations that have been laid – goodbye and thank you to all Tasmania.”

The 57-year-old said he would remain Premier until the Liberal Party elected his replacement later this year.

He said Parliament would be prorogued until after Easter.

Mr Gutwein said he will also resign as the member for Bass later this week.

“Given that there will be a need for a recount,” he said.

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