Marty Corboy resigns as National Party federal electoral district council president in Indi

MARTY Corboy has relinquished his role as president of the National Party’s peak administrative body within Indi on Sunday.

FLASHBACK: National Party leader Barnaby Joyce and Marty Corboy on the campaign trail in Indi during the 2016 election campaign.

FLASHBACK: National Party leader Barnaby Joyce and Marty Corboy on the campaign trail in Indi during the 2016 election campaign.

The party’s candidate at the 2016 federal election was in the position for less than 12 months after beating Bernard Gaffney to the role last year.

Mr Corboy said he had resigned for “personal reasons”, but would remain as the party’s Ovens Valley branch president.

He has been replaced as the Indi president by Simon Williamson, whose position as vice-president has been taken by Mr Gaffney.

“I will be focusing on Tim McCurdy’s campaign in Ovens Valley and also the Shepparton campaign in the upcoming Victorian election,” Mr Corboy said.

The state seat of Shepparton was won by independent Suzanna Sheed in 2014 after previously being held by the Nationals’ Jeanette Powell.

Mr Corboy hasn’t ruled out standing for pre-selection for Indi at the next federal election when the Nationals can contest the seat again.

He said he remained on the Indi federal electoral district council in charge of fundraising.