NSW Nationals Deputy Leader Niall Blair on Sunday announced he will not seek a leadership position or ministry in the newly returned Government.
The Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Water, Trade and Industry has served the National Party and the people of rural NSW tirelessly, fighting hard for forward thinking policies during one of the worst droughts on record.
However, that fight has taken its toll on Mr Blair, who outlined the reasons for his decision. “Since being pre-selected last April to lead the NSW Nationals on the ballot paper in the Legislative Council, my priorities have changed. Public life does not come without costs and while the opportunities have been
immense, the costs personally and more recently professionally, have taken their toll,” said Mr Blair.