Craig Kelly resigns from the Liberal Party to move to the crossbench

Craig Kelly resigns from the Liberal Party to move to the crossbench
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He said he had the “greatest respect” for Mr Morrison and hoped he would go on to become one of the most successful prime ministers.

His defection to the crossbench to sit as an independent reduces the government number of seats to 76 in the 151-seat House of Representatives, which means Mr Morrison will need at least one of the crossbench to guarantee support on the floor.

Labor MP Tanya Plibersek and Liberal MP Craig Kelly clash as they cross paths in Parliament House’s press gallery.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

Mr Kelly, who holds the NSW seat of Hughes in southern Sydney, has been an increasingly controversial figure during the coronavirus pandemic through his promotion of alternative treatments for the virus through his social media.

He was last week banned from posting on Facebook



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