Lead­er­ship team re-elected

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

Lo­cal state mem­ber Steph Ryan has been re-elected as The Na­tion­als’ deputy leader at a Party Room meet­ing last week.

Peter Walsh was also re-elected as the leader.

Both were elected by the Party Room un­con­tested for their re­spec­tive po­si­tions.

Mr Walsh said The Na­tion­als will con­tinue to work with com­mu­ni­ties to give them a strong voice in the Par­lia­ment and put re­gional is­sues onto the gov­ern­ment’s agenda, and con­grat­u­lated Ms Ryan on her re-elec­tion.

‘‘Steph’s ded­i­ca­tion and hard work over the past four years, both as a first term MP and as deputy leader, is re­flected in the in­creased sup­port from her com­mu­nity and the on­go­ing sup­port from her par­lia­men­tary col­leagues,’’ he said.

‘‘With Daniel Andrews’ La­bor Gov­ern­ment now even more dom­i­nated by city-based MPs, The Na­tion­als will be work­ing even harder to make sure the in­ter­ests of coun­try Vic­to­ri­ans, who have put their faith in us to rep­re­sent them, are heard in the State Par­lia­ment.’’

Ms Ryan said she was look­ing for­ward to get­ting on with the job of de­liv­er­ing a bet­ter deal for peo­ple liv­ing in coun­try Vic­to­ria.

‘‘We will fight every day for our com­mu­ni­ties to en­sure that coun­try peo­ple get the ser­vices, in­fra­struc­ture and in­vest­ment we need and de­serve,’’ Ms Ryan said.

‘‘Peter is a re­lent­less cham­pion for re­gional com­mu­ni­ties across Vic­to­ria and I’m hon­oured to once again be part of the lead­er­ship team with him.

‘‘The Na­tion­als will con­tinue to be a united and ded­i­cated voice for ru­ral and re­gional Vic­to­ria in the State Par­lia­ment, fight­ing for a bet­ter deal for coun­try com­mu­ni­ties in­clud­ing on ed­u­ca­tion, health, rail, roads and jobs.’’

She’s back: Steph Ryan was re­elected un­op­posed as The Na­tion­als’ deputy leader.

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