National Party members say it will be up to Riverina MP Michael McCormack to decide whether or not he contests the next election after losing his position as deputy prime minister.
Barnaby Joyce was officially sworn in as Deputy PM on Tuesday morning after defeating Mr McCormack in a Nationals party room leadership spill on Monday.
Mr McCormack also lost his position as federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, which has been taken up by Mr Joyce.
National Party president and former Riverina MP Kay Hull said Mr McCormack had been unanimously endorsed to contest his seat at the next election.
"This change has only just happened. I think he has to be given time to work through that and work out where he wants to be and that's his choice entirely," she said.
"He has the option to contest the next election. He has any option available to him at the moment. I think he just needs to be given some time.
"He has worked tirelessly over the last three years, criss-crossing the country and the electorate. I just think he needs some space and time with his family to work out where he wants to be."
Mr McCormack said immediately after the leadership ballot on Monday that he would consider his options as Riverina MP but he would also be willing to serve as a government minister again under Mr Joyce.
"I am humbled and honoured to represent the people of the Riverina and Central West and taking their issues to Canberra and will continue to do so," Mr McCormack said on Tuesday.
If Mr McCormack does not gain a new ministerial portfolio, it will likely see his salary cut down from about $433,000 to $211,000 a year, as well as losing access to additional staff and office space.
National Party member, Griffith councillor and Willbriggie farmer Glen Andreazza said he would support Mr McCormack in whatever he decided to do.
"I don't have a problem with supporting him further or him being supported," Mr Andreazza said.
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