Tony Abbott’s sister, Christine Forster, and NSW independent Alex Greenwich could contest the seat of Wentworth if it is vacated by Malcolm Turnbull.

Councillor Christine Forster is among those considering running as a candidate in Malcolm Turnbull’s seat of Wentworth.

Tony Abbott’s sister, Christine Forster, and NSW independent Alex Greenwich could contest the seat of Wentworth if it is vacated by Malcolm Turnbull.

Voters in the blue-ribbon electorate, held by Mr Turnbull for 14 years, could soon be headed to the polls for a by-election after he declared would leave the Parliament “not before too long”.

Scott Morrison today emerged victorious as the country’s next leader after a leadership spill that has exposed tensions and changing allegiances within the Liberal Party.

A spokesman for Ms Forster, currently a Liberal councillor in the City of Sydney, told the ABC she was considering a tilt at Wentworth.

“She’s had a few people approach her to run for it,” he said.

“She’s going to consider it if and when the seat becomes vacant.”

Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich, who played a pivotal role in last year’s campaign for same-sex marriage, has also been approached.

“Many people are urging me to consider running and generously offering their support,” he said.

Mr Greenwich believes a community-based independent could win the seat…

Source: Wentworth by-election speculation intensifies with Christine Forster ‘considering’ tilt – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)