Laming backs his PM despite failed spill bidAudio
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Bowman MP Andrew Laming said Monday’s failed spill motion was a signal to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to be more consultative with his back bench. THE ramifications of Monday’s failed bid to decide whether to unseat Prime Minister Tony Abbott are yet to fully unravel.
Liberal party members voted against having a leadership spill with 61 siding with Mr Abbott; 39 voting to bring on a spill; one informal vote and one member away on maternity leave.
Bowman MP Andrew Laming played a crucial role in the lead-up to the ballot and declared he would vote for a leadership spill.
The outspoken backbencher sparked leadership talk on Monday last week with a Private Members’ Bill to abolish knights and dames.
The Bill directly challenged Mr Abbott’s “captain’s call” to award Prince Philip a knighthood.
Reaction to Mr Laming’s Bill was the first indication of unrest in senior members of the backbench, including Queensland’s Teresa Gambaro and Warren Entsch.
It prompted West Australian MP Luke Simpkins on Friday to call for the leadership spill.
After the failed spill motion, Mr Laming said he would not proceed with the Bill, claiming there would be “no point now”.
He said he did not expect retribution and added Mr Abbott deserved more time to prove he was listening to his back bench.
However, he expressed concerns about the upcoming budget and said the government failed to “take the people with them” during the 2014 budget.
“This is a signal to the PM and we’re confident now that he’s going to make the right moves and start to make some concessions around the weak areas of 2014 where we didn’t get it right,” Mr Laming said.
Mr Laming, who was overlooked for a portfolio or front bench position in Mr Abbott’s first ministry, said he was not promised a portfolio or a ministry if the spill motion went ahead.
AUDIO: Andrew Laming speaks with Steve Austin, Morning presenter on 612 ABC Brisbane
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