Nationals sought to woo me, says Liberal

Paul Osborne

Liberal senator Lucy Gichuhi says she has been approached by the Nationals to join the party, but rejected the courtship.

The South Australian senator, who formerly was a member of Family First and an independent, said in a statement on Thursday she had made an "evidence-based" decision to join the Liberals in February and would be sticking with it.

"Whilst I hold our coalition partner in the highest regard and have appreciated its members' help and kindness, I took time to choose the party I am most closely aligned with," she said.