FOLLOWING Tuesday night’s political dramatics in New England, The Nationals have moved swiftly in Tamworth.
Already all mention of Richard Torbay, the former Nationals candidate for incumbent Tony Windsor’s federal seat, has been removed from the campaign office in the heart of Peel St.
No longer does Mr Torbay’s face appear, and signs including his name have been removed.
The Torbay HQ had reverted to “a campaign office” and it was business as usual, a worker told The Leader yesterday morning.
“The machine will keep working – we just need a new driver,” he said.
Describing Tuesday night’s news as a “bit of a shock”, he said no one in the office had spoken to Mr Torbay since the news, but they would like to.
“We’ve still got work to do at the moment,” the worker said.
“It’s happened, but we’ve got a job to do.”
Early-morning Peel St pedestrians came to take pictures of the newly stripped office, using their iPhones, and gathered outside to talk in groups as the news spread.
One businesswoman, with coffees in hand, summed up the general feeling around the city.
“Oh my god, politics works fast these days,” she said.