Liberal MP Jason Falinski says the selection of Stuart Ayres as the proposed deputy Liberal leader for NSW shows the Liberal Party “now stands for the working men and women of Australia”.
NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced on Sunday afternoon his intention to nominate for the leadership of the Liberal Party at a party room meeting on Tuesday, with Stuart Ayres as his deputy.
Mr Ayres is the member for Penrith, and is currently the Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism, and Western Sydney.
“The selection of Stuart Ayres as deputy indicates what has been going on for a long time in Australian politics, since frankly the election of John Howard in 1996,” Mr Falinski told Sky News host Sharri Markson.
“That is, that the working class of Australia has moved away from the left-wing, has moved away from parties of the left including Labor and the Greens, and is moving more and more into the Liberal Party’s territory.
“And that’s what you’re seeing not just here but right around the world – whether it be the UK, Australia, or the United States.
“The Liberal Party now stands for the working men and women of Australia, for their hopes and their aspirations.”