Barnaby Joyce not committing to running for Nationals leader following Coalition's election loss

Andrew Messenger
Cody Tsaousis
By Andrew Messenger, and Cody Tsaousis
Updated May 22 2022 - 1:28am, first published 1:18am
TIGHT LIPPED: Barnaby Joyce's leadership ambitions for the Nationals party are in doubt after he refused to commit to running for the position again. Photo: Mark Kriedemann

Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has not committed to recontesting the Nationals leadership, despite saying in April it was his intention to hold onto the position if possible.


Andrew Messenger

Andrew Messenger

Northern Daily Leader journalist

Politics, environment and energy journalist at the Northern Daily Leader. I also write about health, bushfires and occasionally music. I'm a Brisbane boy by way of Charleville and Hobart who now lives in in beautiful New England. Get me at

Cody Tsaousis

Cody Tsaousis


I'm a news reporter who enjoys covering politics and energy, but I will write about anything for my community. I moved to the New England in 2021 after spending several years in the Upper Hunter.

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