Liberal Party meeting erupts after Tony Abbott hit by rare and substantial protest vote in Warringah #auspol More Here;

The former prime minister has been hit by a rare and substantial protest vote from angry local members.

A meeting to endorse Tony Abbott’s re-election to Parliament descended into an angry shouting match after the former prime minister was hit by a rare and substantial protest vote.

More than 30 per cent of grassroots members voted on Friday night to oppose Mr Abbott’s nomination as the Liberal Party candidate for the Sydney seat of Warringah, which the former leader has held since 1994.

Moderate Liberal Party members are deeply unhappy with Mr Abbott’s failure to honour his “no wrecking, no sniping, no undermining” pledge after being ousted by Malcolm Turnbull in 2015.

At a more local level, they believe Mr Abbott is out of step with the views of the party membership and wider electorate on issues like climate change, renewable energy and same-sex marriage…

Source: Liberal Party meeting erupts after Tony Abbott hit by rare and substantial protest vote in Warringah