Victoria’s Opposition leader Michael O’Brien has been ousted at a party room meeting this morning with former leader Matthew Guy gaining the support of 20 of the 31 state Liberal MPs:
The process took less than 10 minutes after the meeting convened at 7:45am, with Guy ally Tim Smith moving a motion to spill the leadership of the Victorian Liberal Party.
Opposition police spokesman David Southwick has been elected deputy Liberal leader, edging out treasury spokeswoman Louise Staley and backbencher Ryan Smith.
Michael O’Brien was completely useless, but is returning to Matthew Guy – who got smashed last election – the answer? You don’t promote a general after losing a war. Surely there is somebody competent and fresh in the party?
Victoria is the closest thing to a one party state and desperately needs a strong opposition.