Award-winning Tamworth district farmer Bede Burke has been re-elected to the top job as Chairman of the NSW Nationals with unanimous support from the floor, Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said.

Mr Anderson congratulated Mr Burke on his election who now enters his fifth and final year as Chairman. He said Mr Burke has been instrumental in guiding the Party through a number of significant but challenging events, including the 2015 election.

“I would like to personally thank Bede for his efforts and time that he has devoted to the Nationals not only in his time as Chair but his general contribution to members.

“He is the voice of reason, cool and calm under pressure, a clear thinker and a great supporter of all members of the Nationals both at State and National level.

“Bede is the picture of stability, confident in his leadership and the direction he is guiding the Party. 

“I know that Bede and his family run a very successful farming enterprise and he would not be able to give the time to The Nationals without the support of his close-knit family.

“I thank and acknowledge his wife Narelle and family for their rock solid support.

“The National Party is grateful to have Bede as its Chair and his leadership will ensure that we have a strong future.

“There is plenty of work to be done and I am looking forwarding to continuing to work closely with him as we push hard to deliver the very best, not only for the Tamworth electorate but for regional NSW,” Mr Anderson concluded.


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