Anthony rules out political stab

FORMER Richmond Nationals MP Larry Anthony won’t be among the people putting their hands up for a shot at wresting the seat back from Labor’s Justine Elliot at this year’s Federal election.

Mr Anthony, who considered a run at Page in 2007, said he had no plans for a return to politics – although he retained a keen interest, particularly in his home seat of Richmond.

“I worked hard (as a Federal MP) and I enjoyed it,” Mr Anthony said yesterday.

However, his reasons for deciding against a run in 2007 remained.

“In politics you are a rooster one day and a feather duster the next. It can be pretty ephemeral,” he said.

“When I’m on my death bed it will be my children by my bedside, not the people who voted for me.”

That said, Mr Anthony is watching his old seat eagerly and wants a quality candidate to pick up where Tania Murdock, who quit as the seat’s Nationals candidate at the weekend, left off.

Nationals Richmond chairman Alan Hunter said people from outside the party were welcome to apply for preselection.

Anyone interested in running for the Nationals in Richmond should call 0400 402 106 or email

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