Liberal senator Lucy Gichuhi relegated to unwinnable spot on SA preselection ticket

Liberal senator Lucy Gichuhi has suffered a devastating blow in today’s preselection as she is relegated to the fourth spot on the South Australian senate ticket for the next election.

  • Michael Owen
  • The Australian

Kenyan-born senator Gichuhi — Australia’s first African senator — was endorsed by John Howard and Malcolm Turnbull.

Owen 2bBut a strong challenge from Adelaide City councillor and SA Liberal Party vice-president Alex Antic saw her relegated to an unwinnable spot on the senate ticket.

Mr Antic, backed by elements of the party’s right, mounted a…

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