May 31, 2008 | Graham

Early signs good for Brough

It looks like Brough might win the Liberal Party presidency. He and his supporters have won every vote that counts so far this morning.
First was the decision whether to exclude 30 or so delegates from the Centenary branch (there are a total of 460 delegates at the convention, so we’re talking about 6.5% of delegates). This was lost. Then interim president Greg Spenceused his presidential address as a a pitch for the presidency. Delegates demanded that Brough be given equal time, and this was carried, by a substantial margin.
Cameron Thompson, former member for Blair, and a candidate for the presidency until he withdrew last week, tried to move that Brough not be heard. This was lost as well.
While these are matters of procedural fairness rather than votes of confidence, winning them will increase the confidence of those backing Brough, and may help with a band wagon effect. Brough’s numbers men are claiming about 55% of the vote.

Posted by Graham at 11:26 am | Comments (2) |
Filed under: Australian Politics


  1. Congratulations to Mal and his team on their election. Let’s hope the merger proceeds in good faith.
    (Live from convention.)

    Comment by Doug — May 31, 2008 @ 2:54 pm

  2. Graham:
    Just heard the news on the radio.
    So it looks as though the conservative side of politics now stands a fighting chance of surviving into the 21st Century.

    Comment by Graham Bell — May 31, 2008 @ 3:03 pm

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