Rob Oakeshott

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should be wary of the precedent of Brexit -- a conservative PM who kowtowed to the right of his party with dire consequences for himself and his nation -- says Rob Oakeshott.

The former member for Lyne has thrown his hat in the ring for the New South Wales seat of Cowper this election (Cowper encompasses his home town of Port Macquarie), where he is hoping to unseat Nationals MP and former frontbencher Luke Hartsuyker. According to a ReachTEL poll conducted earlier this month, Oakeshott is in with a chance, with a two-party-preferred vote at 50-50 between Oakeshott and Hartsuyker.