Nationals in disarray as rebel MP Llew O’Brien is elected deputy Speaker

Several Nationals defect in secret ballot to elect Oโ€™Brien, who earlier in the day said he was no longer in the partyroom

The government has suffered a โ€œhumiliatingโ€ defeat on the floor of parliament after Labor successfully overruled the Coalition and elevated renegade Nationals MP Llew Oโ€™Brien as deputy Speaker.
Oโ€™Brien, who quit the Nationalsโ€™ partyroom on Monday morning after a clash with leader Michael McCormack, accepted Laborโ€™s nomination for deputy Speaker in an attempt to deny the governmentโ€™s endorsed candidate, the Victorian MP Damian Drum.
Read article: The Guardian

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