Former independent MP Tony Windsor is considering making a political comeback, especially after the government approved a coalmine in his old electorate.

He was one of the famous faces of the 43rd parliament and now Tony Windsor is considering a political comeback.

The former independent MP, whose seat is now held by deputy Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce, says the decision by the federal government to grant Chinese company Shenhua approval for the $1 billion Watermark coalmine near Gunnedah has given him another reason to re-enter the game.

“I haven’t made a firm decision one way or the other, but I’ve found that since I left politics that I’m still very interested in it,” Mr Windsor told ABC radio on Thursday.

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