The son of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is proud that the Liberal Party has lost its father's former headquarters at Wentworth with a major blow.
Alex Turnbull expressed his joy at the 16,000 followers of Twitter after it appeared independent. Dr. Kerryn Phelps had beaten the Liberal Party in one of its most secure electorates, depriving the government of the majority.
The Singapore-based investment banker was credited to the government that suffered a 19 percent change against him in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, after making a video on Facebook that asked Wentworth voters to punish the Liberal Party .
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The son of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (pictured to the right) is proud that the Liberal Party has lost its father's former headquarters at Wentworth with a major blow
Alex Turnbull expressed his joy to the 16,000 Twitter followers after he appeared as an independent. Dr. Kerryn Phelps had beaten the Liberal Party in one of its most secure electorates.
& # 39; My job here is done. "Back to the garbage fire of the Asian capital markets," he wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
Alex Turnbull, a father of two 36-year-old sons, had previously endorsed Labor candidate Tim Murray before the Wentworth contest on Saturday.
When the first returns showed a strong turn towards Dr. Phelps, the son of the former prime minister quickly congratulated the former president of the Australian Medical Association and the councilor of the City of Sydney.
"Incredible result and proud of the people of Wentworth," he said Saturday night.
The investment banker based in Singapore (far right) won the credit of the government that suffered a 19 percent against him in the eastern suburbs of Sydney
The son of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shared his feelings about the outcome of the election
A congratulations to Dr. Kerryn Phelps who fought a great campaign.
& # 39; A great day for Australian democracy & # 39;
Days before the vote, Alex Turnbull told the Triple-J & # 39; s Hack program of the ABC youth station that his father's bitter rival, Tony Abbott, was among one of the most "crazy" parliamentarians in the world. Parliament.
He also saved Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, who in August damaged the leadership of Malcolm Turnbull by launching two leadership challenges in three days.
Alex Turnbull's repudiation of the conservative faction warriors in the party came when his father, Malcolm Turnbull, repeatedly refused to endorse the liberal-election candidate Wentworth, Dave Sharma, with a tweet or a robocall taped.
The Liberal Party's primary vote plummeted 19 percent in the by-election, just two years after Malcolm Turnbull won 62 percent of the first-best votes at Wentworth.
Dr. Phelps seems ready to win the old seat of the former prime minister with a margin of 51 to 49 percent, after preferences.
Wentworth, the richest electorate in Australia, had been in the hands of Australia's main conservative party since its inception in 1901.
Alex Turnbull hinted that his father could make a political comeback, compared to the Hollywood star who became governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
The destabilization of Malcolm Turnbull's chief minister, which led to his resignation from Parliament, has affected the popularity of the Coalition government throughout Australia.
An analysis of the Newspoll results, conducted by The Australian, revealed that the Liberal and National parties would lose 25 seats if elections are held now, which gives Labor a crushing victory in the House of Representatives.
In such a scenario, Bill Shorten, leader of the opposition, would have the largest majority since the coalition of John Howard defeated the then Labor prime minister, Paul Keating, in the 1996 elections.
The Coalition is particularly vulnerable in Western Australia and Queensland, where it faces swings against it of 8.7 percent and 8.1 percent.
Alex Turnbull quickly congratulated Dr. Kerryn Phelps after he secured major changes against the Liberal Party
Such a result would expel Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, Attorney General Christian Porter, Immigration Minister David Coleman and Minister of Senior Care Ken Wyatt.
With the government on the ropes politically, Alex Turnbull hinted that his father could make a political comeback, compared to the Hollywood star who became governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He tweeted an image of the Austrian-born actor in Terminator with the meme, "I will return," along with an attack on the opinion of former Prime Minister Tony Abbott that the science of climate change was "c ** p".