A former federal MP who held Tasmania’s largest electorate is headed to a new island, and this time he will be running the whole show.

Eric Hutchinson has been appointed administrator of Norfolk Island for two years, and will reside in the island’s Government House.

Mr Hutchinson was unseated in last year’s federal election after serving three years in Lyons.

He then took up a highly paid position as an advisor to Senate President Stephen Parry.

Senator Parry’s office said Mr Hutchinson is yet to formally resign, and it’s unclear if his specific role will be replaced.

Mr Hutchinson will succeed Gary Hardgrave in the role, which is estimated to pay upwards of $300,000, from April 1.

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