Malcolm Turnbull First To Declare In Race For Liberal Leadership

Malcolm Turnbull is the only declared candidate for the Liberal leadership, following Peter Costello’s decision to quit active politics.

It is reported by various media that Brendan Nelson and Tony Abbott are considering nominating.

Christopher Pyne has said he will nominate for the deputy leadership. Pyne, the member for Sturt in South Australia, is clinging to a narrow lead after experiencing a 6.17% swing against him.