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Craig Kelly faces tough fight to win Hughes again without Liberal Party endorsement – ABC News

Craig Kelly has walked from the Liberal Party and vowed to run as an independent in the next federal election but winning the seat of Hughes again may be a tall…

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Controversial backbencher Craig Kelly is facing an uphill battle to hold the seat of Hughes in NSW after resigning from the Liberal Party yesterday over a dispute over alternative COVID-19 treatments.
Key points:

  • Craig Kelly secured pre-selection in 2016 and 2018 due to prime ministerial intervention
  • ABC chief election analyst Antony Green says he is unlikely to win Hughes as an independent
  • A Liberal colleague said Mr Kelly’s decision to resign was an “absolute embarrassment”

Yesterday morning, the…

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