STEPPING DOWN: Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker will today announce that he won’t be contesting the next Federal election. Picture: Trevor Veale
by Matt Deans
FEDERAL Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker will today announce his retirement from politics, bringing massive change to the North Coast political landscape.
The Nationals’ Coffs Harbour-based MP will step down from office at the next federal election, having served almost 17 years in politics.
Luke Hartsuyker to announce his retirement from politics: Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker will today announce he will retire from politics at the next Federal Election.
Mr Hartsuyker, the Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, will today confirm he will be leaving politics, at a mid-morning media conference.
During his political career, he has won six elections since succeeding Garry Nehl in the federal seat in 2001.
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