& # 039; He's useless & # 039;: Tony Abbott faces a shock leadership challenge over his 25-year seat

Tony Abbott avoided for a moment the greatest embarrassment after seeking to remain the Liberal candidate for the position he held for 25 years

"Everyone wants to see him leave": Tony Abbott is VERY close to losing his 25-year seat as party members revolt during a heated gathering of voters

  • Tony Abbott received only 55 percent of the votes during the preselection
  • The members are allegedly furious with Mr. Abbott influencing the federal coup
  • The outcome of the shock may encourage members of the zone to challenge it

Brittany Chain for Daily Mail Australia

Tony Abbott has narrowly avoided the greatest embarrassment after struggling to remain the Liberal candidate for the seat he has comfortably maintained for 25 years.

The former Australian prime minister was surprised when he reportedly received only 55 percent of his party's votes during a heated pre-election meeting in the Warringah electorate in Sydney.

While Mr. Abbott presented himself without opposition, a 50 percent margin is required for any candidate to be approved, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Tony Abbott avoided for a moment the greatest embarrassment after seeking to remain the Liberal candidate for the position he held for 25 years

Tony Abbott avoided for a moment the greatest embarrassment after seeking to remain the Liberal candidate for the position he held for 25 years

The sources told the Sydney Morning Herald that Mr. Abbott was backed by 46 members and rejected by 38. Nine other party members voted informally, making their votes useless.

According to the publication, officials refused to reveal the secret voting numbers to confirm Abbott's support within the party.

"Everyone with some degree of commitment to the party and its long-term future wants to see this guy go, it's useless," a local member told the publication on Saturday.

Mr. Abbott has occupied his Waringah seat (pictured) for 25 years, but now he runs the risk of losing it

Mr. Abbott has occupied his Waringah seat (pictured) for 25 years, but now he runs the risk of losing it

Mr. Abbott has occupied his Waringah seat (pictured) for 25 years, but now he runs the risk of losing it

Members who voted against Mr. Abbott are reportedly dissatisfied with their policies and opinions regarding issues such as climate change and same-sex marriage.

His strong opposition to same-sex marriage was not reflected in his community, which obtained a vote of & # 39; Yes & # 39; 75% after the 2017 postal survey.

The Warringah electorate registered one of the highest votes in the nation to support the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Chris Stone, division of the Liberal Party in the director of New South Wales, chose not to comment on the exact figures on the ballot, but did say: "Tony Abbott was successfully supported by a comfortable majority."

Mr. Abbott also rejected the figures and said he had received 70% of the votes.

The next election will be Mr. Abbott's tenth for the headquarters of Warringah.

Members who voted against Mr. Abbott are reportedly dissatisfied with their policies and opinions regarding issues such as climate change and same-sex marriage.

Members who voted against Mr. Abbott are reportedly dissatisfied with their policies and opinions regarding issues such as climate change and same-sex marriage.

Members who voted against Mr. Abbott are reportedly dissatisfied with their policies and opinions regarding issues such as climate change and same-sex marriage.

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