THE Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party campaign in the Northern Tablelands is over before it even began, with candidate David Good announcing his resignation on Wednesday.
No reason has been offered for Mr Good’s resignation.
The Uralla-based police officer was announced as the party’s candidate in February – more than 13 months before the 2018 election, due to be held in March.
The SFF were banking on embattled MP Barnaby Joyce to step down and Nationals Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall filling the federal void.
“This morning I telephoned the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party state director to resign as the party’s Northern Tablelands candidate for the 2019 state election,” Mr Good said.
“Being preselected as the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party candidate for the Northern Tablelands electorate was a great honour, but I believe that I need to dedicate more time to my own work and family commitments.
“I thank the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party for their support of my decision.
“I remain passionate about seeing our local area represented in Parliament by somebody who can stand up to the city Liberal Party, and I am happy to assist my replacement in their campaign once a local pre-selection is held.”
The party said no further comment would be made by Mr Good at this time.
At the time of his pre-selection, Mr Good said he was prepared for a tough campaign.
“Regardless of the outcome, if there is a New England by-election or not, I’m sticking it out,” he said.
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