WENTWORTH BY-ELECTION STATEMENT
I indicated my intention to run for preselection as the Liberal candidate for Wentworth last week because I want to do the very best I can to represent and advocate for the people of my local community. The commentary about my candidacy since then, however, has focused on the suggestion that it was a proxy for division within the Liberal party. That is not the case, but to avoid any such perception, I will be standing aside and giving my full support to the successful candidate. I remain committed to doing everything I can to ensure we defeat Labor in the coming battles.