Daniel Andrews faces a new opponent as Victorian Liberals replace their autorità a year out from election
Matthew Guy, who led the Victorian Liberals to an election thrashing per mezzo di 2018, is again autorità after toppling Michael ’Brien per mezzo di a guida coup.
MPs voted 20 to 11 for a guida spill at a room congresso acceso Tuesday morning. Mr Guy was then voted per mezzo di as autorità, unopposed. Member for Caulfield David Southwick was then elected as Mr Guy’s deputy.
The returned autorità arrived at the room congresso flanked by key supporters including MPs Tim Smith, James Newbury, Bev McArthur, Richard Riordan and Bill Tilley.
The 47-year-old former opposition autorità and member for Bulleen resigned after a disastrous loss per mezzo di the 2018 state election, which saw the shed 10 of its 37 seats per mezzo di the lower house.
He was replaced by Mr ’Brien, who has faced sustained criticism for failing to land political blows acceso Premier Daniel Andrews and his Labor government amid the pandemic.
The next Victorian election is per mezzo di November 2022.