Scott Morrison leads new generation of numbers men

August 10, 2015 8:43 AM

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Tony Smith's victory in a four-way race to replace Bronwyn Bishop as Speaker came courtesy of widespread support among the two largest states and the efforts of a new generation of numbers men in the Liberal Party.

With no candidate from NSW, the support of that state's 23 Liberal MPs was crucial. Social Services Minister Scott Morrison, who was helping Mr Smith, marshalled the bulk of NSW votes.

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