RYAN-PeterStatement by the Leader of the Nationals and MP for Gippspand South Peter Ryan: I will not be seeking a further term as Leader of The Nationals when the Parliamentary Party convenes later this week for its first meeting following the election.
It has been my honour and privilege to lead The Nationals in both Opposition and Government spanning a period of 15 years. 
I am most grateful for the enormous support which has been accorded to me throughout by my parliamentary colleagues, those many committed members of staff with whom I have worked across the years and the Party Members who are the lifeblood of The Nationals.
The people of Gippsland South have again elected me to represent their interests in the Victorian Parliament and it is my intention to continue to serve on their behalf.