NSW National Statement - John Barilaro
John Barilaro has served the people of Monaro and the state of NSW with distinction from the moment he was elected as the Member for Monaro in March 2011.
As Deputy Premier, he will be remembered for his passionate and fierce advocacy for the people of regional NSW. John has been the NSW Government’s ‘Mr Fix-it.’ Through drought, bushfires, and now COVID-19, the government has called on John to lead the recovery.
John was the champion of the Department of Regional Development, the Regional Growth Fund, and delivering a clear vision of the future for workers in the coal and gas industries. He has delivered significant infrastructure and services in regional NSW.
As our State comes out of lockdown and transitions back to a semi-normal life, every person in NSW should think of the architect of the roadmap, John Barilaro.
His leadership of the NSW Nationals meant a return to government at the 2019 State election, and an historic victory in the Upper Hunter by-election. In his own seat, John managed to deliver a significant swing to The NSW Nationals in an election with a Statewide swing against the government – such is a testament to his local advocacy.
On behalf of the NSW Nationals, I thank John for his service to the Party, the State and most importantly, the people of the Monaro electorate.
The NSW Nationals Party Room has a lot of depth and I am looking forward to working with whoever they elect as leader going forward.
Andrew Fraser - NSW Nationals Chairman
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