A senior NSW government Minister has resigned from Parliament and is the seventh Nationals MP to quit this term.
Police and Emergency Services Minister Troy Grant says he’s grateful for the opportunity to serve his state but has decided to resign from politics.
“I made the decision with my family that I no longer had the energy to continue for another four years,” Mr Grant says.
The former Deputy Premier says he won’t be contesting his seat of Dubbo at next year’s election after seven years in Parliament and 22 years in the police force.
He says politics has changed dramatically over the past decade.
“It’s a nastier place than it was back then,” Mr Grant admits.
Mr Grant will remain in his current position until the March election.