This week is the first week in a very long time that the local area has no frontbencher in either State or Federal Parliament.
The reason why we no longer have a member on the front-bench when it comes to Federal Parliament is because as you know Sussan Ley screwed up by charging the taxpayer for trips instead of paying for it herself and she had to resign her position.
Meanwhile the NSW Government is gearing up for reelection in the future and the new Premier who is Gladys Berejiklian must have felt that Adrian Piccoli is not the man to be Education Minister and put somebody else into the position.
The strange thing about it all is that Mr Piccoli is considered to be well respected and his dumping was a surprise and tops off a bad six months in which he resigned being deputy leader of the Nationals after the Nationals lost the seat of Orange.
So that is the latest in the local political scene, it will be interesting to see if the local status of not having a minister affects how people will vote for the Coalition at State and Federal level.