Retirement of Warren Truss
Statement from Keith Pitt MP re: Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss’ retirement from politics:
“Warren Truss has dedicated 26 years of his life to the people of Wide Bay and Australia as both a local MP and senior member of the Coalition in Government and Opposition.
“Under his esteemed eight-year leadership, the National Party has been a strong voice for regional Australia.
“I will be forever grateful for the guidance and friendship Warren has provided me since I entered Parliament, as his neighbouring MP, in 2013.
“The Nationals party room is fortunate to have many talented Members and Senators with real world experience, who bring common sense to the Australian Parliament.
“Few political parties have the same depth as the Nationals: a gastroenterologist, banker and book keeper, fuel distributor, tradesman and engineer, safety auditor, several small business owners, farmers, a Nuffield Scholar, former President of the National Farmers Federation, a police detective, economist and journalists.
“The contest for the positions of leader and deputy leader of the Nationals will no doubt be tight.
“Whatever the party room decides, I’m confident the Nationals will rally behind the new leaders to remain the steadfast and united team that we’ve been for the past 95 years.
“I wish Warren and his wife Lyn all the very best for their retirement from public life.”