Constance to quit state politics and run for Gilmore

ABC News reports: New South Wales MP Andrew Constance will quit state politics to run at the next federal election.

The ABC understands the Transport Minister will make the announcement this afternoon, when he will also confirm he will not contest the NSW Liberal leadership.

Instead, he will run for the federal seat of Gilmore on the state's south coast.

Rumours were swirling for some time that Mr Constance would be running for a seat in the next federal election, and he was tipped to contest the traditionally Liberal seat.

Gilmore was held by the Liberals for over 20 years until the last election, when Labor's Fiona Phillips won it against Warren Mundine.

Mr Constance's announcement comes just two days after Premier Gladys Berejiklian's sudden resignation.

Above: Andrew Constance with the now ex-Premier of NSW and the current Mayor of Eurobodalla Liz Innes. Ms Innes has advised she will not be standing for re-election in the Council elections of December 2021.