Former water minister Mia Davies chalked up a convincing win in Central Wheatbelt on Saturday, winning more than 70 per cent of the two-party preferred vote on a swing of 11.8 per cent away from Liberal Bill Crabtree. Central Wheatbelt Liberal candidate Bill Crabtree said he believes people voted for the leaders of political parties and not specific candidates. “I didn’t detect any animosity towards me but I certainly felt the animosity towards the Liberal machine.&nbsp; “The message was – we have had enough and we are ready for change. “In defence of Colin, I think he has been a splendid Premier.” He named Elizabeth Quay and the new Football Stadium as things he believes Perth will benefit from thanks to Mr Barnett.&nbsp; Mr Crabtree said Lisa Harvey is a good option as a future&nbsp;Liberal Leader but questioned if she is too “gentle and genuine to be an Opposition Leader”. He also said Dean Nalder is a “bright star” for the Liberal Party. Mr Crabtree said&nbsp;he understood from campaigning that people did not want to see the sale of Western Power, “even though a third of our State is in debt due to of Western Power poles that have been put up recently”. He said the Nationals were dishonest about Royalties for Regions, which impacted his campaign.&nbsp; “Saying that Royalties for regions would disappear if the Liberals got in was dishonest,” he said. “The scare campaign did me a lot of damage. “Their promises are null and void.” Mr Crabtree said he attempted to be “rational” and “honest” about what the wheatbelt needs. “It fell on deaf ears –&nbsp;and I think people are going to see in the next four years that the wheatbelt will continue to go backwards,” he said.&nbsp; Mr Crabtree said he will have to talk to his wife before deciding whether to run as the Liberal candidate in the future, but for now was disheartened. “I didn't think I would get this few numbers,” he said. “I thought I was respected a bit more –&nbsp;there is too much dishonest noise on other issues.” He will spend time this year finishing his PHD in No-Tillage and working on his Morawa Farm.