The discovery of a ‘misplaced’ 1000 votes for Cathy McGowan probably spells the end for Sophie Mirabella as the member for Indi.
I quite like Sophie. She is a passionate, at times caustic, defender of conservative causes. In part I like her because Tony Windsor despises her.
Still, her defeat by a conservative independent probably solves a headache for Tony Abbott trying to prune his frontbench. I hope that Abbott prunes a little more though, there are some deadwood among the junior frontbenchers.
Will you be disappointed in Mirabella’s loss of Indi?