Yesterday we reported that Kevin Andrews’ branch of the Liberal Party was facing a rout, with allies of Andrews and president of the Victorian Liberals Michael Kroger attempting to take over leadership roles in the Menzies branch, but the results haven’t been good for the conservative side of the party. Out of 400 members of the branch, 170 were present at the annual general meeting last night. It was a strong showing, but Andrews ally Andrew Asten, chief of staff to Human Services Minister Alan Tudge, failed in his bid for male vice chair against Keith Wolahan, losing 64-104. All candidates aligned with Andrews lost their ballots, throwing up a small hurdle in the conservative grab for power within the Liberal Party.

Peter Fray

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Peter Fray
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