Chris Minns will seek to lead the NSW Labor Party to the next election after Jodi McKay resigned on Friday afternoon.
A senior Labor Party source said Mr Minns is talking to his colleagues about his vision for the Party's future.
"A leadership tilt is happening. Chris is talking to caucus members and other people in the Labor movement," the source said.
"Chris will speak about his vision for the future of the Party and how best to win the next election."
Mr Minns has told the Leader he will not let the current Labor leadership machinations distract him from his job as the local member.
"I will continue to serve you as the Member for Kogarah," he said.
"With the exception of my family, there is nothing I am more proud of than serving as the Member for Kogarah.
"This is where I grew up and where Anna and I are raising our three boys.
"My job is to fight for a better deal for Allawah, Beverly Hills, Bexley, Bexley North, Blakehurst, Carlton, Carlton South, Carss Park, Hurstville, Kingsgrove and Kogarah.
"As a member of the Labor Party, I will always be a champion for people working hard to get ahead and for parents who care about their children's education. For seniors who have earned and deserve our respect. And for young Australians and new Australians creating a future for themselves here.
"In any role in which I serve, I will always reflect the priorities and values of our community and put forward positive ideas to make our area better for all of us.
"That is my commitment to you as the Member for Kogarah."
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