Source ABC: The Liberal Party Whip, and Member for Murdoch, Trevor Sprigg has died from a heart attack at the age of 61.

Mr Sprigg returned from a holiday on the Gold Coast last night to attend the party room meeting to decide the Liberal leadership.

The meeting was delayed by 25 minutes while Liberal Party members checked on Mr Sprigg’s whereabouts.

Mr Sprigg died in Fremantle Hospital.

Buswell elected
Meanwhile, the Liberal Party has elected Troy Buswell as its new leader.

The leadership was contested by Mr Buswell, and the Liberal spokesman for Police and Justice, Rob Johnson.

Mr Omodei did not contest the leadership.

The final count has not been revealed.

The Liberal spokesman for Health, Kim Hames, has been appointed deputy ahead of the Member for Capel Steven Thomas.

Former Liberal Leader Paul Omodei had been due to hold a media conference about losing the party leadership, but has called it off, saying he is too upset to speak.

Life Member
Mr Sprigg played 152 League games for East Fremantle and was a life member of the club.

He also held positions of captain, coach, football manager and chairman of selectors at various clubs, including the West Coast Eagles from 1990 to 1992.

Mr Sprigg spent some time as a consultant to the WA Football Commission on the formation of the Fremantle Dockers.

He was employed by the ABC, commercial radio stations and newspapers as a part time football commentator and and columnist.

Mr Sprigg was elected the member for Murdoch at the last state election.

He is survived by his wife, five children and six grand children.