New Deputy Premier Paul Toole to carry on ‘relentless’ John Barilaro’s legacy
Bathurst MP Paul Toole will become the Deputy Premier of NSW after being elected as leader by the National party room.
The NSW Nationals voted in the replacement for resigning leader John Barilaro with overwhelming support of 15 votes.
Competitor Water Minister Melinda Pavey received just 3.
Paul Toole says he is 'really pleased' to be elected leader of the Nationals and therefore Deputy Premier. @2GB873
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Mental Health Minister Bronnie Taylor has been elected unopposed as the party’s deputy leader.
Mr Toole told Jim Wilson the support from his party is “an absolute honour and a privilege”, and honoured “relentless” predecessor John Barilaro.
“I want to carry on the incredible legacy and the work that people like John Barilaro and leaders before have done.”
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