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Andrew Stoner, a former Australian politician, was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Oxley from 1999 state election to 2015.

Stoner was the Leader of the New South Wales National Party from 2003 to 2014, and Deputy Premier of New South Wales from 2011 to 2014. He was the Minister for Trade and Investment, and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services, between 2011 and 2014; and the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, the Minister for Small Business, and the Minister for the North Coast, between April and October 2014 in the Baird government.

Stoner was born in 1960 in Brisbane, Queensland, before his family moved to Grafton, New South Wales. He attended the Queensland Institute of Technology from 1979 to 1985, receiving a Bachelor of Business and later James Cook University of North Queensland in 1993, receiving a Master of Business Administration with first class honours. He became an employment agency manager and a regional manager in the Australian Public Service before entering parliament.

Stoner joined the National Party of Australia and was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly on 27 March 1999 for Oxley. He was appointed the National Party Deputy Whip in his first term in office and rose to become Shadow Minister for Emergency Services and Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation from 2002 to 2003. Stoner helped lead the Coalition to a landslide victory in the 2011 state election.Andrew Stoner, a former Australian politician, was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Oxley from 1999 state election to 2015.

Stoner was the Leader of the New South Wales National Party from 2003 to 2014, and Deputy Premier of New South Wales from 2011 to 2014. He was the Minister for Trade and Investment, and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services, between 2011 and 2014; and the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, the Minister for Small Business, and the Minister for the North Coast.

Stoner was born in 1960 in Brisbane, Queensland, before his family moved to Grafton, New South Wales. He attended the Queensland Institute of Technology from 1979 to 1985, receiving a Bachelor of Business and later James Cook University of North Queensland in 1993, receiving a Master of Business Administration with first class honours.