BARNABY is back.
New England MP Barnaby Joyce has retaken the leadership of the National Party after winning a spill in the partyroom meeting on Monday morning.
The move effectively forces a cabinet reshuffle as Prime Minister Scott Morrison isolates in The Lodge in Canberra after attending the G7 in England.
National Party whip Damian Drum confirmed the party was "going through the various situations" to affirm Mr Joyce, and said Mr Joyce would address the media later today.
"Nothing has changed except for the position of leader," he said.
A spill motion launched within the party room on Monday deposed Michael McCormack from the leadership.
Matt Canavan reportedly launched the motion that brought Mr Joyce back to prominence in the Coalition government.
The move had been tipped over the weekend across social media, but Mr McCormack told reporters "whatever will be will be" as he headed in to the meeting that ultimately ended his tenure.
"I'm quoting Doris Day there," he said.
David Littleproud is expected to retain the party's deputy leadership.
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