Federal Member for Capricornia and Chief National Party Whip, Michelle Landry, has today welcomed the election of Member for Riverina and Veterans’ Affairs Minister, Michael McCormack as Leader of the National Party team.
Ms Landry said Mr McCormack would bring a wealth of experience to the role and looked forward to working closely with him.
“Michael has a strong work ethic and brings with him a proud record in both Small Business and Veterans’ Affairs portfolios.
“I have always enjoyed a good relationship with Michael and as the most marginal National Party seat I look forward to seeing him quite a bit.” Ms Landry said.
Ms Landry’s role as Chief Nationals Whip had her oversee the leadership ballot between Mr McCormack and eleventh-hour nomination, George Christensen, following Barnaby Joyce’s resignation as Leader.
“Barnaby has been a terrific leader and I’m sure he will continue to be a strong contributor from the back bench,” Ms Landry said.
“We have turned now to a fresh page and I’m looking forward to a strong, united future for the party.”