South Australia

Oct 24, 2012

Rural faction hands Redmond a slim, brief victory

Isobel Redmond relied on her rural colleagues to narrowly retain the SA Liberal leadership as an old party split cast long shadows, writes Kevin Naughton of InDaily.

Forty years after the once-dominant Liberal Country League split into rural and metro-based political entities in South Australia, the same divisions have emerged to cloud its unity. Isobel Redmond my have hung on to the party leadership yesterday, but the division remains.


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4 thoughts on “Rural faction hands Redmond a slim, brief victory

  1. zut alors

    At the news conference, with Marshall hovering over her shoulder, her brave smile fooled nobody. Bring on Lord Downer, the sooner the better.

  2. Tom Jones

    The question is whether Alexander Downer would be able to save the Liberal Party as he is still being lampooned for his fishnets many years ago. Amanda Vanstone may be the better option electorally as she still retains her credibility. It is not enough to have a regular column in The Advertiser for Alexander Downer to be the saviour of the party.

  3. John Bennetts

    Amanda Vanstone credible?

    When was that?

  4. Malcolm Street

    So it looks like Redmond was only put up to give the conservative faction an alternative to a moderate woman.

    Downer as SA Liberal leader? Bring it on!

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