MEDIA STATEMENT: New Liberal Party Leadership

24 AUGUST 2018

 

Andrew Wallace MP

Member for Fisher

 

MEDIA STATEMENT: New Liberal Party Leadership

 

“Firstly I would like to thank Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop for their service to our Country.

 

They formed a leadership team that has been very good to the people of the Sunshine Coast.

 

On behalf of the Sunshine Coast I thank them for their efforts and for working with me and my LNP colleagues to deliver great results for our community.

 

But we live in a democracy and that democracy within the Liberal Party has today seen a leadership change to Hon Scott Morrison as Leader and Hon Josh Frydenberg as Deputy.

 

I congratulate them on their new positions and look forward to working with them in a Coalition Government.

 

I have consistently said that I will not indicate how I voted in the leadership spill and that is a position I will maintain today. It was a secret ballot and I stand behind that process.

 

During all of this, I have not flinched for one moment in my commitment to work for the people of Fisher.

 

From a party standpoint, our focus now needs to be on rebuilding our foundation and embracing the generational change before us.

 

Scott Morrison is an absolute tried and true performer and will lead us with distinction, courage and conviction.

 

I have no doubt that the Coalition will gather around him and his new leadership team and get on with the job of delivering for the people of Australia.”

 

[ENDS]

Date:   24 August 2018

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Authorised by Andrew Wallace MP, Liberal National Party, 11/10 Lake Kawana Blvd, Bokarina, QLD, 4575