Liberal leadership spill: One confused MP casts informal vote
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It was billed as one of the most crucial votes in the country’s political history.
Monday’s spill motion in the Liberals’ 102-member party room had the potential to unseat the country’s Prime Minister and change the political landscape.
But the Liberal Party’s leadership spill motion on Monday morning proved too much for one confused MP, whose vote was deemed informal.
Chief whip Philip Ruddock informed the nation just after 9am that there were 61 votes against the spill and 39 in favour, meaning Prime Minister Tony Abbott would survive another day.
One member was absent from voting, due to the impending birth of his child, and, curiously, there was one informal vote.
An informal vote is a ballot paper that has been completed incorrectly or not filled in at all. Informal votes are not counted towards any candidate but are set aside.
Political observers quickly started speculating on who the befuddled MP may have been and what their futile vote may have looked like. The mornings informal vote was actually from @JoeHockey handing this to @JulieBishopMP#libspill#auspol#doyoulikemepic.twitter南京夜网/CNUSNKdtxC — luke kerry (@LukeKezza) February 8, 2015
Was one disgruntled MP sending a sneaky message to the party? Was someone playing a sick joke on us all? Or perhaps a bleary-eyed pollie had a few too many beers on Sunday night? Informal #libspill vote revealed : pic.twitter南京夜网/qhBy1qDHDY — Trevor Long (@trevorlong) February 8, 2015 Found: the informal vote ballot. pic.twitter南京夜网/51nlhGShN5 — Brooke Simmons (@BrookeESimmons) February 8, 2015 BREAKING: #libspill informal vote leaked pic.twitter南京夜网/YJiqQcQJAk — Rod McGuinness (@rod3000) February 8, 2015This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.