Readers please note- The information below is out of date as it is based on information available at the time it was posted. An accurate list updated according to more recent information is available here
I suspect the lowlife in the Liberal Party who betrayed Tony Abbott have severely misjudged public sentiment. All the feedback on social media and talkback radio projects a deep rage within the electorate at Malcolm Turnbull and his actions. This rage is not only targeting Turnbull, its directed at Julie Bishop and many of the others who were complicit in betraying Abbott. Even Scott Morrison is receiving flack for not being more outwardly supportive.
I think the Australian voters are entitled to know the names of each of those Liberal politicians who had a hand in driving the knife into Abbott, so I have decided to compile a list here of the names I know.
These people think our anger will fade. Not mine. This was a despicable act and they should wear their treachery for the rest of their political careers.
These are the Liberal Party reps who are known to have remained loyal to Tony Abbott. (43 names including Tony Abbott)
There are 54 who voted for Turnbull. This number includes Turnbull himself. Two arrived too late to vote, (Dean Smith and Michael Ronaldson) but indicated they would have voted for Turnbull anyway. So I have included them in the list.
So there are 56 betrayers. I have 55 names listed below. We are still short one name. By a process of elimination it has to be one of these-
Bill Heffernan or Angus Taylor.
One of these goes to the list of loyals above. One goes to the disloyal below. If anyone can help with identifying this last betrayer it would be much appreciated.
Update 12th October.
I have been told by various sources that Angus Taylor was likely to have stayed loyal to Abbot. Louise comments that Angus Taylor sat next to TA at this weekend’s LP Conference, and that Taylor was also left out of the ministry. I think its fairly safe therefore to decide that Taylor voted for Abbot and Heffernan’s name should be added to the list of betrayers.