Nationals party leadership to be decided on Monday and nothing is certain

Skeletons will be rattled and intentions will be questioned during a fiery Nationals Party leadership spill that will decide the fate of party policies

The energetic contender and current Nationals Party Deputy Leader David Littleproud will face his biggest political test to date when members are asked to decide the future of the party on Monday

While several candidates have already made their intentions clear to topple current Nationals party leader Barnaby Joyce it is the immediate threat from his deputy leader David Littleproud that will have the old bull snorting and prancing the paddock to secure his patch.

These two opposites in style will meet head-to-head on Monday, and sometime throughout the day, a leadership spill will confirm the person and policies that will take the Nationals into the 2025 election race.

MP for Maranoa, David Littleproud was a prolific performer as the Agricultural minister in the recently defeated Coalition government, a man on top of all things that concerned farmers, one that always appeared level-headed and conscious of avoiding long-term damage whenever possible.

Whether this rather quiet man, in comparison, can contend with the bull tactics expected from current leader Barnaby Joyce as party room issues are thrashed out is yet to be seen.

But ultimately it will be up to the party members to decide their future from a man of well-placed words, or more of the same from a leader who believes he knows the needs of farmers best,

Here is the statement from the Hon. David Littleproud MP, Member for Maranoa and current Deputy Leader of the Nationals advising his intentions to run for leader.  

Cunning versus intelligence when The Nationals Party members decide who will lead them into the 2025 election with policies that will avoid the wilderness of their Coalition party partners

Leadership Challenge Statement

“I advised Barnaby Joyce of my intention to nominate for the position of Leader of The Nationals.

“I also took the opportunity to thank him for all his service to our party.

“I feel this is the appropriate time to put myself forward for my party room’s consideration as their leader.

“Ultimately, this is a decision on who will lead The Nationals to the 2025 election.

“Therefore, out of respect to my colleagues, I will be making no further public statements until after the meeting on Monday.”