George Pays Tribute to Mark Vaile

26th November 2007

NSW Member for Lismore, Thomas George has paid tribute to Mark Vaile, who has decided to step aside as the Leader of The Nationals.

“In my long association with Mark, previously as a Stock & Station Agent and more recently in his notable role as Deputy Prime Minister, I have found him to be a strong leader and devoted to ensuring the issues of country and rural people are listened to.

“Mark has nobly led the Nationals and has been a fantastic Deputy Prime Minister. I would also like to acknowledge his time as Trade Minister – one of the best that this country has had,” Thomas George said.

“I know that Mark will continue to make a major contribution to Federal politics, however his wife Wendy, his family and the constituents of Lyne will enjoy spending more time with him. I wish him well” concluded Thomas George.

Contact Thomas George on 6621 3624

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.