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.
- 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 member for Hughes tendered his resignation from the Liberal Party, leaving the Coalition with the slimmest majority possible in the lower house.
Mr Kelly said he intended to contest the next federal election as an independent and would “speak…