Anthony Albanese Locked in as Australian Labor Party Leader

By AAP

Anthony Albanese will become the new leader of the Australian Labor Party after nominations closed this morning with no other challengers.

Anthony Albanese from the left faction of the Australian Labor Party has become the new leader.

Nominations for the role closed on Monday morning, and Albanese was the only person put his hand up.

The Sydney MP says he is honoured to be taking on the top job.

“Thank you to members of caucus, rank and file members and affiliates for your support,” he posted on Facebook.