David Littleproud was elected to the House of Representatives for Maranoa, Queensland, in 2016.He became the Deputy Leader of The Nationals in June 2021 and is the Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia. He was born and raised in Chinchilla and has three boys: Tom, Hugh and Harry. David educated at Chinchilla State High School before finishing secondary education at Toowoomba Grammar School. Over the past 20 years, he has owned a small business in Warwick and forged a career in agribusiness while living and working in towns such as Miles, Nanango, Charleville, St George, Stanthorpe and Warwick. This background provides David with an acute understanding of the important role small business and agriculture plays in creating jobs and promoting economic growth in Maranoa. He understand’s the importance of economic development as a means of building a prosperous future for younger generations and developing the capacity of health, education, agriculture, telecommunications and small business sectors.