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…