Wagga by-election will happen, Maguire to resign before Parliament resumes

Nationals will not contest the seat

Wagga by-election will happen, Maguire to resign before Parliament resumes

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that Daryl Maguire will resign from Parliament before it resumes on August 7, and there will be a by-election in the seat of Wagga.

Ms Berejiklian says though, despite speculation, she’s discussed the by-election with Nationals Leader John Barilaro, and it will not be a three-cornered contest.

The Premier says the Liberal Party has held the seat for half a century, and have already opened nominations.

The date for the by-election has not yet been set down, it will be decided by the Speaker and the Electoral Commission.

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