Victorian Liberal Party leader Matthew Guy says Wodonga MP Bill Tilley would be in the reckoning for a ministerial role in his government

BILL Tilley may not be in the shadow ministry, but Victorian Liberal leader Matthew Guy is happy to entertain the Wodonga MP being part of his Cabinet if he becomes premier.

Asked by The Border Mail if Mr Tilley had a chance of being a minister in a Guy government, the Opposition leader was enthusiastic.

Happy days: Matthew Guy and his Liberal colleague Bill Tilley after their tour of Mars Petcare in Wodonga on Wednesday. During his visit Mr Guy helped Mr Tilley celebrate 10 years in parliament. Picture: MARK JESSER

Happy days: Matthew Guy and his Liberal colleague Bill Tilley after their tour of Mars Petcare in Wodonga on Wednesday. During his visit Mr Guy helped Mr Tilley celebrate 10 years in parliament. Picture: MARK JESSER

“He certainly does cause he’s a guy that advocates for his community and is straightforward about it, they’re the kind of people you want sitting around a Cabinet table,” Mr Guy said.

The Liberal boss joined Mr Tilley at Wodonga’s Huon Hill hotel on Tuesday night for a party to laud the member for Benambra’s 10 years in parliament.

In marking that milestone Mr Tilley told The Border Mail on Saturday he still held hope of becoming a minister.

In response to Mr Guy’s plug, Mr Tilley was circumspect.

“When Matthew Guy becomes the premier of Victoria after November 2018 I will leave that to the good judgement to Matthew Guy if he wishes to include me in his cabinet,” he said.

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