Three more votes for Peter Dutton converts 40-45 into 43-42. Dutton wins by by 1 like the margin for Tony over Turnbull years ago.
By a weird coincidence 40 people did not sign the fateful petition that required 43 names. It looks as though 45 were prepared to sign. Three less and there would have been no spill, today anyway, and Turnbull would still be PM tonight.
I can’t recall where this list came from. How come there was talk of 45 signatories? I suppose they just gave up after 43 and stopped chasing the two standouts. Where was Tim Wilson?
27.Karen Andrews (“because this has to be resolved”)
34.Scott Buchholz (“I support the office of the Prime Minister”)
43.Warren Entsch (“for Brendan Nelson”)