NSW Liberals are fighting again. The dying breed of conservatives are continually losing ground as there is a push to oust former PM Tony Abbott from his Warringah seat and outspoken conservative, Craig Kelly – member for Hughes – is also facing an uphill battle from a former labor wannabe Kent Johns.
Kent Johns is the Party’s Vice President but in 1995 he was elected as a Labor Councillor for Rockdale. In 2002 he resigned from Labor and joined the Liberal Party. He was elected as a Liberal Councillor in 2004 in Sutherland Council and today he is rallying up support for pre-selection for the seat of Hughes. The left within the party are not even trying to hide their hatred towards Conservatism, the fact they have put a former labor stooge against a conservative firebrand such as Craig Kelly demonstrates that they will do anything to destroy any right wing element of the Party.
Last year the majority of Liberal Party members voted that they wanted to see party reform. There was a cascade of relief when this occured and Sky News program ‘The Outsiders’ had democratic freedom fighter John Ruddick on the show feeling optimistic about this symbolic gesture saying that he will rejoin the party. At the following State Council meeting, left wing delegates voted on a watered down version of the reform, proving that the left do not want to give up control. Why would they?
The Liberal Party is doomed due to their organisational woes. Whilst it is comforting that we have the likes of Peter Dutton, Tony Abbott and Craig Kelly in the fold, they are all facing uphill battles. Once the left ousts Abbott and Kelly, the few conservatives that are left within the Liberal Party will be voiceless and will have no choice but to tow the party line. Whilst Ruddick maybe optimistic about the future of the Liberal Party and it’s potential reforms, evidence is proving that the Party is spiraling out of control to the depths of left wing dystopia.