Former Nationals deputy leader left without pathway back to Senate as Barnaby Joyce campaigns in New England

The high court’s decision to disqualify the former Nationals deputy leader Fiona Nash is likely to spell the end of her political career, with a growing acceptance she will not be reappointed to her vacated seat or contest the next election.

On Friday the high court unanimously held that Nash was ineligible for election because she held British citizenship by descent from her Scottish-born father.

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