TED TROUBLE: Victorian Liberal MP Bill Tilley might be stripped of preselection

billtilley Bill Tilley, the Liberal member for Benambra aligned with federal MP powerhouse Sophie Mirabella, could be stripped of his endorsement for preselection according to party sources.

The state MP is the subject of allegations that cannot be published for legal reasons.

Tilley’s supporters fear that his factional foe party leader Ted Baillieu will swoop at the next meeting of the party’s Admin Committee to remove his preselection.

They tell VEXNEWS this is an over-reaction given the publication ban and that nothing has been proven against Tilley, a highly respected former Police officer.

Tilley’s backers are hopeful the allegations could be withdrawn but insist that he should be able to continue to serve regardless.

Liberal sources say claims of the kind made against Tilley are commonplace throughout the party and that an airing of these relating to Ted Baillieu’s most senior supporters could occur as retaliation for what could be seen as a Baillieu factional strike against his Kroger-aligned opponents.

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  1. Alexander Downer

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  2. hhhhhhmmmmm

    Benambra is highly unlikely to be lost by the libs in any event.

  3. Red Ted

    Why would a civil libertarian like me want a law and order candidate – that is so so outer metro marginal seats thinking. I don’t want to disappoint The Age, do I?!

  4. James

    Bill Tilley is one of the few geniune blokes in Parliament.

    I’d rather have Bill than Ted any day

  5. Anonymous

    wasn’t he a police office himself?

  6. Pissy Chryne

    He can always move in with me, I don’t kiss and tell and I’ll willingly accept his manly urges.

  7. Steve Sensible

    And if it was one of Ted’s allies in trouble, you’d be sticking the boot in.

  8. BS Detector

    Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure?

    Or Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey?

  9. Till Billey

    [deleted – impersonation]

  10. TudeNOPE

    And up jumped the troopers 1, 2, 3.

  11. Mick

    Dont let Ted Baillya failya Victoria…

  12. Dayjarvoo

    Sounds like something that happened in another state to a Federal MP.

  13. Indi Warrior

    aligned with Sophie Mirabella?
    there is nothing worth saying then..

  14. Senator Elect Sean Edwards

    Have I slept with this guys wife?

  15. Craig.L.

    He’s cute. Come by my deserted office anytime.

  16. Mr Nestor

    No Sean, but you’ve touched mine.

  17. Foxy Ross

    Now I have a great affinity with Benambra.

  18. No-one supports this shit

    The Libs are totally, publically and inescapably committed on issues of this kind. Ted will get great advice from, among many others who have voiced their views, long-time opponent Dr Sharman Stone.

  19. Fatty Doyle

    Benambra is not that far from Melbourne….. only a few hours….. it could be my time to come back to Spring Street!

  20. RDR

    Isn’t it just awful when factional opponents lag on you to the media?

  21. Rivers

    Yes, RDR, its shocking, absolutely shocking.

    Who would do such a thing?

  22. Ollie

    Oh Ducky it’s really nasty and mean.

  23. Giuseppe De Simone

    The presumption of innocence should apply to ex-police officers and serving politicians as well as to all citizens. The leftist Ted is reading the red book from the Marxists in Cuba with the police state he is intending to bring to Victoria. Under the people’s republic of Ted, there will be armed cops on train stations, strip searching 12 year olds coming home from footy training for no good reason because some cop bureaucrat declares a state of emergency and then removing the double jeopardy rule so if the courts get it wrong and declare you not guilty you can be tried again and again and again until they find someone prepared to convict you. What a disgrace!

  24. Pissy Chryne

    I have a busy evening ahead traveling up the Hershey Highway.

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  26. Safe Seat under attack

    Safe seats are more vulnerable to attack. All an independent needs to do in this case is out-poll the ALP and peg the Liberal Primary vote to below 50%. A more marginal seat is much harder to win as you need to compete against two not one major party

  27. Libs in muddle

    It is a bit of laugh to see the Victorians fresh from vilifying afgan and Tamil boatpeople during the elections to be now pro Chinese and indian migration.
    This final Ballieu position is being pushed despite the kroger factions fascination with scapegoating boatpeople and blocking Asian types inside the liberal party. Kroger for now has held back the ‘yellow and brown hordes’ in liberal land. Ted’s dream of lib candidates that reflect contemporary Victoria were cruely dashed during preselections. This last minute attempt to dislodge a krogerite can only be seen as pay back. Ted is furious he is stuck with a series of dud mps that represent victoria in the 1950s.
    Ted leads the least inspiring team of liberals in 20 years. His team is devoid of life. It is embarrassing to see them chant ted’s leftwing policy positions on migration so soon
    after them chanting ‘send back the boats’ at the federal
    election.

  28. Will real liberal party stand up

    The real liberal party was on display with krogers bully ways on federal election night. Venal, xenophobic, bitchy private school bullies.
    Red ted’s crazy leftwing policies make no sense and are not going to fly with the retrograde zombies of the liberal party.

  29. liberal mess

    The state liberals are a mess. Most of their energy is now going to ensure greens candidates win 5 inner city seats. They are concerned in east the liberal vote could go backwards. the libs will be lucky to win two seats there and may lose one.

    Libs need to win 8 seats to form coalition with their pals in the greens.

    Looks hopeless for them.

  30. Red ted

    Red Ted is labor’s best asset.

  31. Cardinal Pell

    Thank the Lord Mary Mackillop was not around in my day to dobb me in.

  32. Red teds light on toorak hill

    No surprise red Ted and nationals want more indian and Chinese immigrants. Cheaper servants and fruit pickets is all these millionaires want.

    If they are so keen on eastern types why not put in one here?

    Or are the coalitins Asian business backers more focussed on scam colleges and private profit rather than public service?

  33. Libs social inclusion

    The libs do not need to preselect Chinese candidates as long as they have stupid ones ready to campaign for libs in east from the unwinnable fourth eastern metro seat.

  34. andy bult

    Why dont the facts come out here? [deleted – legal reasons]
    This is a bigger beat up than Bracks wanting to spend time with his family

  35. Senator elect Sean Edwards

    Pissy, I like travelling the hershey highway too. The only difference is we like different genders. Next time, let me know when you hook up with another of your man milk providers and I’ll quietly slam my wicked wand into his wife’s behind.

  36. Not a Ted Liberal fan

    Dear Ted faction

    You guys would be crazy to contemplate such a move, if this report is true. There has been relative peace between the factions for a while now – do you really want instability 2 months out from an election.

  37. NSW Tory

    Ted Bell in talks to take the Alex Hawke story to the big screen.

    http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/ted-bell-pakistan-nuclear/2010/09/25/id/371531

  38. LOOOO Gladys

    Gladys LOO has raised 100 K in 3 weeks for 3rd SPOT in SE Metro…. Poor Inga and Gordon could hardly raise 10 K for Liberals in 4 yrs.

    God bless Gladys LOOOO she will be the FIRST Chinese Upper House MP ?

    But Inga and Gordon need some fundraising tips from the Chinese beauty ???

  39. LOOOO Gladys

    Get me this seat TED. I will be highly LOO ful.

    Regards
    Gladys LOOOOOO
    Hong Kong

  40. GLADYS LOOOOOOOO

    Anyone wants to eat YUM CHA ?

    Eat YUM CHA and help in electing FIRST Chinese to Upper House in Victoria…?

    Regards
    Gladys Loooooo

    Beijing, China

  41. GLADYS LIU

    When will the Liberal party endorse Multi Cultural Candidates ?

    When will I become an MP?

    Could all the Chinese people in the room come fwd for a Photograph…

    Gladys Liiiiiiiuuuuu

    Macau, China

  42. JANE HUME

    WANT TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU GUYS..

    RECENTLY LIBERAL PARTY CELEBRATED HARMONY DAY AT 104..

    WHAT IF WE DO NOT HAVE MULTI CULTURAL CANDIDATES ON WINNABLE SEAT…. WE LIBS CAN THROW FEW DRINKS AND BUY CALD VOTES YOU KNOW…

    AND THEN IN MIDDLE OF FUNCTION, CLA CHAIR Gladys Looo COMES FWD TO MAKE A SPEECH AFTER TED..

    HER WONDERUL SPEECH….” COULD ALL THE CHINESE PEOPLE IN THE ROOM COME FWD FOR A PHOTO GRAPH”

    HEY GLADYS…LEARN SOME MORE WORDS OF ENGLISH…

    REGARDS
    JANE

  43. FRANK CAKE GREENSTEIN

    GOOD LUCK GLADYS LOOO

    REGARDS

    FRANK
    CAPE TOWN
    SOUTH AFRICA

  44. JANE HUME

    HEY GLADYS,,,

    REMEMBER LIB’S HARMONY DAY…

    COULD ALL THE CHINESE PEOPLE IN ROOM COME FWD FOR A PHOTOGRAPH..

    REGARDS

    JANE HUME
    IRELAND

  45. ROSS FOX

    HI GLADYS

    COULD YOU BRING ALL CHINESE PEOPLE IN THE ROOM FWD FOR A PHOTOGRAPH ?

  46. The Economist

    It won’t matter as the Country Alliance party will win Benambra anyway

  47. Buying influence

    The Chinese approach in Malaysia and Indonesia is to buy influence not seats.

    In Victoria the same holds true. Owning an international education college until recently has led to many liberal fortunes being made.

    Rudd rained on that parade but it still does not stop hong kong busines people handing over bags of cash to the liberals with the vain hope that a liberal state government will shower them with planning permits and restart the International colleges. Why work in the mint when you can buy it.

  48. Ungrateful kangaroos

    Oh dear. $300k to libs. Money down the drain. Poor little rich madam Liu .

  49. Free photo of ted

    Now now. For that $300k madam liu does get a free photo of Ted.

  50. Chinese cash

    Now now. For that $300k madam liu does get a free photo of Ted.

  51. Chinese money as good as everyone elses

    Chinese and hong kong cash best spent on losing liberal campaign if anything like that largess found it’s way to greens candidates then heads would roll in northcote, prahran and footscray.
    Hope Ted keeps the money in the east where libs are set to lose seats.

  52. well spent

    Laughed until I cried….. $300k for the third spot. She must be banking on greens preferences….

  53. Ted Gotta pick a pocket or two

    Ted can’t be blamed for shaking down the Chinese. The voters are buying so he needs to pick any pockets he can. It is a nasty business. But someones got to do it.

  54. Vic pollies rac up cash

    It is funny how naive Asian business people are. You can’t buy cards if you are not sitting at table .
    The Greeks stacked and got pollies in excess of their numbers then vcat commisioners and intralot were all delivered with a bow on top.

    The Lebanese also stacked like mad in batman and only then was bensons rewarded in triple.

    The Chinese need to put in the numbers then the cash will flow like river of gold as it has for the Greeks and Lebanese. It is illogical to put in cash before you have stacked out safe seat areas.
    Ms liu please note in northern metro Greek is on top the Lebanese and labor Anglo gets last spot.

    This is how it is done in labor.

  55. Theo's head

    the top spot in northern metro was theo. His little spot of bother allowed his two protégées to move up to spot 1 and 2. The plumbers secured 3rd spot after national intervention.
    Both the left and right secure a direct link to developers cash by this arrangement. The unions cannot match that kind of largese at this point in time. However the plumbers have taken control of whittlesea council…. Australia’s fastest growing urban area.
    Once the plumbers have full control of developers cash in this growth area you will see socialist left lose no 1 spot.
    The developers in whittlesea already discovered that the socialist lefts monopoly on issueing planning permits has ended.

    This is not about ethnicity it is just business.

  56. Minister has last say

    On the issue of donations and planning. The eastern subs whackers and stackers saw the limits of their power when maddern overturned a 38 storey tower approved by Whitehorse council.
    This is libs problem at moment. Labor controls planning.

  57. Plumbers get third spot

    The plumbers got last spot in northern metro because the socialist left control planning permits in whittlesea at the time. Since then they lost majority on whittlesea council.
    The developers will soon figure out their cash is being wasted in left.
    Expect plumbers to take socialist left spot next time.

  58. Plumbers get zero

    Nathan Murphy is relying on swing of 6 percent to greens to claw 5th spot with green preferences off the dlp. The dlp missed by small amount last time.

    Admin committe wil not dump mikakos next time as feeney’s robin scott is protected by sl on ground.

    Remove mikakos then preston and northcote come into play and conroy could be rewarded.

    However if labor losses northcote as now expected then perhaps elasmar can be swung back to remove sl from northern metro for sda candidate to win back northcote from greens. The new ticket would then give sl third spot and Nazih no 1 spot and plumber shifting up to number two.
    This is variation on deal but post November election some adjustments would be needed. Moving mikakos back to 3 could be argued as giving sl their fareshare given they have lost control in batman and now scullin.

  59. Costas Intralotti

    This website is very anti Greek. Fact one sl still call shots in whittlesea and won 13 fea delegate spots compared to the rights pathetic 11 delegates. Any move to dump mikakos would result in sl kissing goodbye to 2 delegates. Kim and Harry will not do this.
    Number two fact. The current sl deal will deliver a Greek in thomastown. Kim and Harry will not renege on this. So whittlesea council will come back under sl control in 2014.

    So the future of the sl in the north is safely in Greek hands.

    This traditional labor base is the bedrock of labor in calwell and scullin and any move by labor to remove Greeks is pure folly. It simply will not happen. The plumbers have got it all wrong. Northcote Greeks would abondon labor if they try to move Murphy up the ticket. Cannot happen and will not happen.

  60. Costas Fantasi

    Costas has many delusions….state secretrary is one….Sl control of whittlesea the other. Plumbers have delivered Greek mayor. Sl botched their majority and back italians.
    Italian crs are meant to back mikakos candidate for thomastown because they failed to deliver allessi and merlino mayor spots. Bad deal. Won’t fly.

  61. Socialist left stiffs Greeks and kurds

    The left are hopeless. In moreland carr failed to deliver to kurds despite them backing sl bigtime in calwell. Enver would have had a better chance of rallying trad migrant vote base than Garrett. Garrett wil be garotted bt greens…think bowtell.

    Moreland council now controlled by ex Alp sda dlp greens neo feminist alliance….some of whom back Garrett. The kiss of death…. Approval from a council that Garrett tells us in pocket of developers and so wrong on tip top site…. In Hume we have brimbank mark 2…. More sl at work….sl disapproved of backroom donations from develoers until it got that bad lot to sign on to left….

    Whittlesea is a barren desert for Greeks in left with plumbers deliver left Greek mayor two stints against pressure from two state members three sl cpuncillors and Harry Jenkins….

    A smaller sl is no easier to manage than when it was 60% of party… Maybe because it us the same rotten bunch ripping off migrants and delivering the worst schools and services in melb…but Greeks and Kurds are just numbers in Kim and harry’s game. Get over it suckers.

  62. Carr rescue squad

    Do not fear poor tortured left labor types your pain will soon be over. The greens will save you from the Greeks and your Kurds and whey will no longer long for seats occupied by green mps.

  63. Costas

    Costas is a hero. Just ask Kowsdon press.

  64. Newhams folly

    Newhams folly is thinking northcote is anything other than a shallow grave for this do whatever it take power couple.

  65. Power brokers go broke

    Newhams ridiculous attacks on state labor shows what happens when a power couple go broke.

  66. Bundoora saved

    Labor unity knew what it was doing when pushed Richardson off bundoora and sent her to the terminally green seat of northcote.

  67. ombres. kostas finished, if i leave derrimut , its a two horse race between lappos, and the shortcon candidate, i want to be ringside for that

  68. It needs to happen

    This needs to happen. The last thing the Vic Libs can afford is leadership instability when they inevitably lose the upcoming election

  69. Kiss of death

    Ted backing a candidate in liberal preselection? Kiss of death.

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    [deleted – legal reasons]

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