Liberal Party of Australia Leadership Spill, 2007 - Candidates

Candidates

Outgoing Defence Minister Brendan Nelson and outgoing Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Malcolm Turnbull indicated they would run for the party leadership. Outgoing Minister for Health and Ageing Tony Abbott also initially indicated his intention to stand for leader, but on 28 November, one day before the leadership election, he announced that he would no longer be a candidate. Abbott said that he did not have enough support among the remaining Liberal MPs.

Prominent outgoing ministers such as Alexander Downer and Joe Hockey ruled themselves out of the election.

Outgoing Minister for Education, Science and Training Julie Bishop, Minister for Ageing Christopher Pyne and Minister for Vocational and Further Education Andrew Robb indicated they would run for the deputy leadership.

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