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Our People

Meet your Nationals representatives in NSW Parliament

The Nationals represent 17 electorates in the NSW Legislative Assembly, and hold seven seats in the Legislative Council. Led by Troy Grant, our team comes with a healthy mix of younger talent and crucial experience.

Scroll through the list at the left to learn more about the team fighting for regional NSW in Macquarie Street.


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Kevin Humphries

Member for Barwon

Kevin Humphries is a community man, passionate about Barwon and its people. A former school principal and director of the Aboriginal Employment Strategy, Kevin has clocked up countless thousands of kilometres servicing his remote electorate. K...

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Michael Johnsen

Member for Upper Hunter

Michael Johnsen’s family has a long history in the Hunter, dating back to his ancestors, William and Elizabeth Bird, who operated the punt over the river at Morpeth in the mid-nineteenth century. Michael moved to the area in 1986, working as a...

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Adam Marshall

Member for Northern Tablelands

Since being elected as the member for the Northern Tablelands and becoming the state’s youngest MP, Adam Marshall has worked hard to bring a renewed focus to the potential of the area, in particular for the younger generations vital to its ...

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Melinda Pavey

Member for Oxley

After more than a decade working for the people of regional NSW in the Legislative Council, and since 2015 in the Legislative Assembly as Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey has dedicated herself to improving the lives of regional and rural con...

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Geoff Provest

Member for Tweed

Geoff Provest is very much a hands-on MP, recognised for his loud and passionate advocacy for his electorate and his practice of regularly accompanying emergency services workers on their shifts to better understand the problems facing his community....

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Paul Toole

Member for Bathurst

With the highest two party-preferred swing in NSW history, Paul was elected as the Member for Bathurst in 2011 and is currently serving as the Minister for Lands and Forestry, and Minister for Racing. Pri...

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Leslie Williams

Member for Port Macquarie

Leslie Williams is a nurse and a mother who became involved in politics after her campaign to build a primary school in Lake Cathie fell on deaf ears with her local independent MPs. In 2011 she was elected as The Nationals' Member for Port Macquarie ...

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Duncan Gay

Member of the NSW Legislative Council

He was first elected as a member of the Legislative Council in March 1988 and has been a member of The Nationals since 1974. In 2011 he was made a Life Member in recognition of his service to the Party, the parliament and the people o...

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Rick Colless

Member of the NSW Legislative Council

Rick Colless has been a key part of the NSW Nationals Parliamentary Team since entering the Legislative Council. He has served in a number of roles during this time, and has recently transitioned from Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources and...

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Ben Franklin

Member of the NSW Legislative Council

Ben Franklin was elected to the Legislative Council in 2015 as the lead candidate on The Nationals' ticket. In January 2017, Ben was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy and Northern NSW. He is also the current Deputy Government Whi...

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