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Tony Abbott Survives Vote On Leadership Spill 61-39

Liberal MPs hold secret ballot in Canberra to consider party leadership.

What We Know So Far

  • PM Tony Abbott called party room vote for 09:00.
  • 101 MPs voted on motion to spill leadership.
  • Motion defeated 61-39.

Updates

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"I love this country. I will do my best to help our country to succeed" [wipes tear] #libspill #auspol

Simon Crerar@simoncrerarFollow

"I love this country. I will do my best to help our country to succeed" [wipes tear] #libspill #auspol

10:21 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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WTF? Abbott not doing a press conference?

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The sentiment of the 61-39 figure among the gallery #libspill

Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

The sentiment of the 61-39 figure among the gallery #libspill

9:46 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Prime Minister | PM Tony Abbott emerges from the Party room after surviving the leadership spill

andrew meares@mearesyFollow

Prime Minister | PM Tony Abbott emerges from the Party room after surviving the leadership spill

9:48 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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So many blue ties wandering behind Abbott. Coordinated dress code for those supporting the PM in #libspill, perhaps?

Jamila Rizvi@JamilaRizviFollow

So many blue ties wandering behind Abbott. Coordinated dress code for those supporting the PM in #libspill, perhaps?

9:48 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

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9:34 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Original Gillard-Rudd challenge was 71:31

Fergus Ryan@fryanFollow

Original Gillard-Rudd challenge was 71:31

9:23 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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“The result is very clear…these matters are dealt without debate.” Philip Ruddock #itson #libspill

BuzzFeed Australia@BuzzFeedOzFollow

“The result is very clear…these matters are dealt without debate.” Philip Ruddock #itson #libspill

9:19 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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BREAKING: leadership spill defeated 61-39 #libspill

Kieran Gilbert@Kieran_GilbertFollow

BREAKING: leadership spill defeated 61-39 #libspill

9:16 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I’m no body language expert but something is going on here: #libspill

Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

I’m no body language expert but something is going on here: #libspill

9:05 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Great question. RT @JoannaEHeath: Where's Joe Hockey? Not with the PM in the front rows of that group.....

Latika Bourke @latikambourkeFollow

Great question. RT @JoannaEHeath: Where's Joe Hockey? Not with the PM in the front rows of that group.....

9:03 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Tony Abbott has walked in leading a party of 28 ministers and backbenchers. A long procession, but 52 needed to defeat #libspill.

Jared Owens@jaredowensFollow

Tony Abbott has walked in leading a party of 28 ministers and backbenchers. A long procession, but 52 needed to defeat #libspill.

9:00 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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PM marches into party room meeting with big mob of supporters. #libspill (@lipporocks)

Sky News Australia@SkyNewsAustFollow

PM marches into party room meeting with big mob of supporters. #libspill (@lipporocks)

9:00 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Newspoll: Abbott v Turnbull. Overall 25-64%; Lib voters 54-40%; ALP voters 9-83%. http://t.co/VbVqeEGlsB

Phillip Hudson@PhillipMHudsonFollow

Newspoll: Abbott v Turnbull. Overall 25-64%; Lib voters 54-40%; ALP voters 9-83%. http://t.co/VbVqeEGlsB

8:58 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Cory Bernardi walking in with two frontbencher's who PM Abbott recently dumped: Brett Mason and David Johnston. #Libspill

Latika Bourke @latikambourkeFollow

Cory Bernardi walking in with two frontbencher's who PM Abbott recently dumped: Brett Mason and David Johnston.

#Libspill

8:54 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Judgment day as Newspoll shows Tony Abbott is losing voters. http://t.co/0m7ac0I3eT #libspill #auspol

The Australian@australianFollow

Judgment day as Newspoll shows Tony Abbott is losing voters. http://t.co/0m7ac0I3eT #libspill #auspol

8:37 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Stunning spill motion arithmetic: 101 votes. Bare majority 51. 41 ministers & Whips (35+6) bound vote against. PM just needs 10 from 60.

Malcolm Farr@farrm51Follow

Stunning spill motion arithmetic: 101 votes. Bare majority 51. 41 ministers & Whips (35+6) bound vote against. PM just needs 10 from 60.

8:09 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Remember everyone, the first person to tweet the spill vote numbers wins the prestigious "I had someone text me the numbers prize"

Greg Jericho@GrogsGamutFollow

Remember everyone, the first person to tweet the spill vote numbers wins the prestigious "I had someone text me the numbers prize"

8:17 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The @thewest_com_au front page today is gold. Five stars. #libspill

Sally Whyte@sallywhyteFollow

The @thewest_com_au front page today is gold. Five stars. #libspill

8:20 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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@theage If you don't believe Tony Abbott is a broken individual, then there might be something wrong with your system.

Dolly Diamond@_DollyDiamondFollow

@theage If you don't believe Tony Abbott is a broken individual, then there might be something wrong with your system.

8:14 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Vote is only going to be of 101 MPs. Ross Vasta away. His wife just had a baby. Ruddock's office confirmed #libspill

Lanai Scarr (Vasek)@pollietrackerFollow

Vote is only going to be of 101 MPs. Ross Vasta away. His wife just had a baby. Ruddock's office confirmed #libspill

7:16 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Biggest Canberra news day of the year... and...

Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

Biggest Canberra news day of the year... and...

6:31 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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