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 Who are the 35 who turned on Malcolm Turnbull and voted for Peter Dutton?

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PostSubject: Who are the 35 who turned on Malcolm Turnbull and voted for Peter Dutton?   Tue 21 Aug 2018, 5:09 pm

THE 35 mystery members who backed Peter Dutton over Malcolm Turnbull in today’s leadership spill have been revealed.

Although the vote is conducted via a secret ballot, Sky News has revealed the Liberal members who voted for Mr Dutton:









This morning, a vote revealed 35 members had lost faith in Mr Turnbull’s leadership and voted for Peter Dutton, who holds his own seat on a thin margin, to assume the top job.

The list includes three cabinet ministers — Minister for Trade Steve Ciobo, Minister for Health Greg Hunt and Minister for Human Services Michael Keenan.

The list shows the bulk of that overwhelming dissent — more than one-third of the party room — originated in the conservative branch, led no doubt by the man Mr Turnbull knifed, Tony Abbott.

It’s these figures who would have emboldened Mr Dutton to take a significant gamble, losing his cherished mega Home Affairs portfolio in the process.

In addition to Mr Abbott, several of the 35 members listed would not come as a surprise. These include party elder Kevin Andrews, hard-right figure Tasmanian Senator Eric Abetz, ACT Senator Zed Seselja, Victorian powerbroker Michael Sukkar and conservative West Australian Christian Andrew Hastie.

There was earlier speculation in Canberra circles that Health Minister Greg Hunt had fallen behind Mr Dutton, which, according to Sky,proved correct.

There were also whispers today about Finance Minister Mathias Cormann turning against the PM, after he did not walk into the party room meeting with Mr Turnbull.

However, it turned out Mr Cormann sided with the Prime Minister.

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PostSubject: Re: Who are the 35 who turned on Malcolm Turnbull and voted for Peter Dutton?   Tue 21 Aug 2018, 5:48 pm

Mmmm. I like Mathias Cormann, I thought he was a conservative?
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PostSubject: Re: Who are the 35 who turned on Malcolm Turnbull and voted for Peter Dutton?   Tue 21 Aug 2018, 11:34 pm

He is and he and Dutton are mates.

Most of those supporting peter would have been Abbott supporters too.  Turnbull didn't win everyone's vote last time.
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PostSubject: Re: Who are the 35 who turned on Malcolm Turnbull and voted for Peter Dutton?   Wed 22 Aug 2018, 5:16 pm

Whatever ... Turncoat is gone, hopefully. Then Bishop needs retiring and a couple of others.

Not sure that Dutton would encourage me to vote Liberal.
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PostSubject: Re: Who are the 35 who turned on Malcolm Turnbull and voted for Peter Dutton?   Wed 22 Aug 2018, 5:20 pm

Well at least he's a Conservative and speaks straight.
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