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Deputy Premier’s election promise is to quit politics

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Deputy Premier John Barilaro says if he is reelected at the upcoming state election, it will be his last term in Parliament.

The Nationals Leader only ever planned to serve two terms in politics when he was first elected in 2011.

His third and final term is no guarantee though, with the seat of Monaro one of the most marginal in the state.

The Minister for Regional NSW, Skills and Small Business tells Alan Jones the drought will be a major issue for him if he’s reelected.

“We’ve done a lot but there’s still more to be done.

“Over the last probably month, six weeks, even though we had some early rainfall at the start of the year that gave us some relief.

“I’ve never seen it dry off as quick as it has in the last month and we’re seeing it all over the state.”

Mr Barilaro tells the Sydney Morning Herald, he will move to the backbench before the end of his term but promises there won’t be a byelection.

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