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Ousted Liberal MP Fiona Martin claims she was snubbed by Scott Morrison after election loss

A Liberal MP who lost her seat has unloaded on Scott Morrison, making the explosive claim that the Prime Minister snubbed her in her final months in office.

Sydney-based Reid MP Fiona Martin was among the exodus of incumbent Liberal members forced from their seats in Saturday’s election defeat.

But when the outgoing prime minister picked up the phone to make a round of personal calls to defeated party MPs, one name was missing from the list: hers.

Dr Martin broke her silence to claim she has been frozen by Morrison, who did not visit Reid’s constituency in his hometown of Sydney during the six-week election campaign, even though it was central to his re-election hopes.

Reid's ousted MP Fiona Martin (pictured) has revealed she hasn't heard from ex Scott Morrison since February

Reid’s ousted MP Fiona Martin (pictured) has revealed she hasn’t heard from ex Scott Morrison since February

Ms. Martin claimed that Mr. Morrison had not spoken to her since February when he defied the party by walking across the room to repeal laws that allowed religious schools to discriminate against or expel transgender and gay students.

I guess it’s your choice. He must be mad at me I guess,’ Dr Martin told news.com.au.

‘I really had the feeling that he wanted me to leave. As soon as I walked across the room and showed what I believe in, I got the impression that they were like, ‘Right, she’s a problem.’

Her decision surprised Morrison, who announced in a late-night speech that Dr. Martin would serve on a newly created select committee on children’s mental health in a desperate attempt to salvage laws against religious discrimination and secure her vote.

Fiona Martin (right) claims she had a clue that Scott Morrison (centre) wanted her gone

Fiona Martin (right) claims she had a clue that Scott Morrison (centre) wanted her gone

Dr. Martin remains determined to stand up for her beliefs, despite paying the price.

I don’t like burning bridges. But I will always stand up for what I believe in,” said Dr. Martin.

‘When you come across people, they come after you. I definitely think I paid a price. But my inbox was flooded with people thanking me. I am proud of that. I really believe we can protect people of faith and protect children.’

The dispute comes three years after Morrison personally chose Dr Martin as his ‘captain’s choice’ to run for Reid after former MP Craig Laundy dropped out in the last election.

Dr Martin, a former child psychologist, was one of five Liberal MPs to speak out on the sex discrimination law amendment, including Wentworth MP Dave Sharma, Higgins MP Dr Katie Allen , and his North Sydney counterpart, Trent Zimmerman, who were also expelled. .

“I was proud to say that no one should be discriminated against because of their faith, sexuality, or gender identity,” she tweeted at the time.

‘The consequences of discrimination are real, no young person should have to face that because of who they are.’

Reid's former MP, Dr Fiona Martin, has since gone on a rampage over outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Reid’s former MP, Dr Fiona Martin, has since gone on a rampage over outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Dr. Martin stated that the last time she heard from Mr. Morrison was via text message in relation to another matter on February 23.

It is understood that he contacted Mr. Sharma, Dr. Allen and Mr. Zimmerman after losing their seats, even though he also walked across the room with Dr. Martin three months earlier.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr Morrison’s office for comment.

Last month, Dr. Martin claimed that Conservatives within her own party had bitterly attacked her for her views on progressive issues.

“Sometimes the far right in our party may not like what I have done, but I have worked to represent the Reid people,” Dr Martin told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“If anyone had a difference of opinion on Reid, they should come and talk to me in the first instance, instead of orchestrated political attacks,” he said.

“While this might have been motivated by actions I took, the people of Reid are not interested in throwing political mud.”

Fiona Martin (right) was among a crowd of Liberal MPs ousted in the election defeat, including Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (left)

Fiona Martin (right) was among a crowd of Liberal MPs ousted in the election defeat, including Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (left)

Dr Martin publicly thanked the electorate for their support and congratulated incoming Labor MP Sally Sitou.

She also reiterated her beliefs that saw her frozen by the leader of her party.

“I am proud to have stood up for the LGBTIQ community,” Dr. Martin’s statement read.

Minority groups should never be used as a political football and I hope that the next parliament will have the chance to finally fix the Sex Discrimination Law.”

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