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The ruling Liberal Party and its troublesome backbencher part ways

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Tuesday February 23, 2021

Controversial MP Craig Kelly has quit the Liberal Party to become an independent and sit on the crossbench. The Morrison Government had long struggled to accommodate his views.

Craig Kelly will sit on the crossbench but continue to support the Morrison Government. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

The Sydney-based politician told colleagues of the decision at a party room meeting at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday.

Kelly has shared coronavirus misinformation throughout the health crisis and had faced being disendorsed by the Liberal Party ahead of the next…



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