Former veterans affairs minister Darren Chester will challenge for the Nationals leadership when the party meets on Monday.
Mr Chester admitted some of the views held by some of his Nationals colleagues had affected the coalition in other parts of the country.
The Nationals MP will challenge Barnaby Joyce for the party leadership, and said he was pitching a fresh start for how the party dealt with regional Australia.
“It’s important we listen to the message we received over the weekend from the Australian public. I think they want us to be perhaps more…