In a stunning turnaround, the Liberal Party now have 68 members putting their hand up for the leadership position. It is in stark contrast to last month’s spill motion against Tony Abbott, where nobody else contested the top job.
Rumours have been circulating that if a second spill motion was brought on, Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop would both stand. This has opened the floodgates and it seems every member of the cabinet and half the back bench believe they could claim the top job.
“The party have accepted that it’s only a matter of time before Tony Abbott is gone, now everyone wants to take the opportunity” A senior cabinet minister has said.
“It’s a little bit crazy, even Wyatt Roy thinks he can win”