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As you will know, this week has been a traumatic time for our Party in Canberra. On the evening of Monday, September 14, we were faced with the task of voting for a new leader. This was not a task that anyone in the party took pleasure from.
As your Federal Member, I would like to inform you of the stand I took and why. With a long held principle of always supporting the elected leader, I voted to support Mr Abbott.
Mr Turnbull won that ballot on Monday evening and is now the leader of the Liberal Party and therefore the Prime Minister.
I maintained my principled stand, but have assured Mr Turnbull that he will have my whole-hearted support as we move forward and work towards a second term of Government.