‘The loudest voice speaking against the Liberal Party … is yours’: Branch members’ fury over Kean’s attack

The Sydney Morning Herald: 8 December 2022

The NSW Liberals’ Pittwater branches have demanded the party’s powerful state council censure Treasurer Matt Kean for claiming members are out of touch after he was scathing of the preselection of a male “junior staffer” over the state’s most senior female Liberal.

His criticism also came ahead of the preselection for Pittwater, where local MP and Cities Minister Rob Stokes is retiring. Stokes and Kean wanted a female candidate for the seat, which is one under threat from teal independents, but the Pittwater state electoral conference endorsed a male.

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