MEDIA STATEMENT FROM ANDREW CONSTANCE NOW NOT STANDING FOR EDEN MONARO
“I wish to let people know I have decided not to contest Liberal Party preselection for the seat of Eden-Monaro.
I need to remain focused on the bushfire recovery and be grateful for the opportunities I already have.
The community’s needs at this difficult time must be the centre of the campaign.
I appreciate people will be confused by my actions over the past couple of days, and for that I am sorry.
I also have unfinished business as Transport and Roads Minister. I want to deliver crucial life-saving reforms in road safety and a safer, cleaner future in public transport.
I want to thank the Premier for her incredible support and will continue to lead the bushfire recovery in my community by working with her, Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and the recovery coordinators Dick Adams and Andrew Colvin
As Bega MP I will be supporting the Liberal campaign and ask the people of Eden Monaro to reflect on the benefits of having a member of the Federal Liberal Government.”