South Australia

Feb 1, 2013

Marshall to lead SA Libs, with Downer in the background?

Steven Marshall seems to have the numbers to claim the leadership of the South Australian opposition. But Alexander Downer's bid might not be dead, writes Kevin Naughton of InDaily.

Steven Marshall will lead South Australia’s Liberal Party after Monday’s leadership ballot.

Having declared his nomination this morning outside a party gathering in Port Pirie, Marshall has cross-factional support and an agreement from the only other contender, former leader Martin Hamilton-Smith, to make a clear path for him.

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3 thoughts on “Marshall to lead SA Libs, with Downer in the background?

  1. Hamis Hill

    A pertinent question may be whether all these various factions in Menzies’ South Australian Child ever add up to commanding a majority of votes in an election.
    Or is it always some sort of dubious minority government of convenience which foists an “illegitimate” liberal leader over the majority who never ever vote for them?

  2. CML

    Dream on, Kevin! I notice you never tell us, the readers, of your own connections to the Liberal Party, here in SA.
    The Liberals in SA have been a rabble for decades, and remain so. I think it is deceitful of people like you to always blame the Labor Party for the ills of their opponents.

  3. Dave Matthews

    I have distant memories of Bronwyn Bishop being used by the right of the Liberal Party as destabilising influence on their leader. I see many similarities in Sandy Downer’s antics.

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