THE Nationals have re-endorsed Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall as its candidate for next year’s election.
The party voted to back the incumbent MP, who stood unopposed, at a preselection meeting in Guyra on Friday.
Mr Marshall declined to speak to The Leader about his successful preselection.
It will be the third time Mr Marshall has run for the seat he’s held since the 2013 by-election.
Nationals Northern Tablelands electorate council chair Alan St Clair said Mr Marshall’s ability to get things done was remarkable
“He’s handed out money for good projects across the electorate – hospitals, schools, airports, you name it, he’s been there,” Mr St Clair said.
Mr Marshall secured a quarter of a billion dollars for the electorate in the most recent state budget.
“Frankly, I don’t know how he does it,” Mr St Clair said.
“He’s not a tired old politician doing the bare minimum, he hits the road running.
“He’s looked upon most favourably by our members as an excellent guy.”
The Nationals have now preselected all three of their New England North West candidates for the March 2019 election.
Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson was officially endorsed as the party’s candidate for Tamworth after he stood unopposed at a preselection meeting in Werris Creek last month, while in April, Andrew Schier was picked as the man to replace outgoing Barwon MP Kevin Humphries, who will retired at the next election.
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