Member must explain vote
Rick Wilson owes his electorate an explanation.
Voting twice for failed leadership hopeful Peter Dutton sits at odds with his electorate.
Mr Wilson refused to publicly declare who he voted for, a concerning lack of transparency, given other Liberal MPs were honest enough to come forward.
The West Australian reported that Mr Wilson backed Mr Dutton in both his failed leadership bids.
Mr Wilson now sits in the outer, destined to stay on the backbench.
It was a week that left Australian voters rightly frustrated and embarrassed by the antics of the Liberal party.
A week wasted, not on policy, but on saving their own skins.
If Mr Wilson and his party colleagues expect Australians to swallow an appalling week in political warmongering, they can expect to be turfed out at the next election. The party has treated voters with contempt.
On Thursday, Mr Wilson publicly declared his support for Mr Turnbull in this newspaper and 24 hours later he was one of 43 signatures Mr Dutton collected to force another spill.
Mr Wilson should at least offer himself for a media interview.
He owes his electorate that.