Murdock quits: I've had enough
Murdock pulls out of election
Tweed Daily News
Tania Murdock will not be standing as a National Party candidate for Richmond in the next Federal election. Mrs Murdock accused some in her own party of ‘having their own agenda’ and also said her personal reputation had been unjustifiably attacked by Liberal candidate Joan Van Lieshout.
Mrs Murdock told The Northern Star:
"She (Ms Van Lieshout) flatly refused (to work in together) which was a bit of a surprise seeing we are both on the same side of politics.
“She then made inaccurate claims and deliberately created a negative impression about me personally.”
While conceding that she had made some novice mistakes since winning nomination in December, Mrs Murdock said many of these were blown out of proportion by her enemies within the party.
“Some internal people who have their own agendas politically have jumped on any little mistake they can,” she said.