John Ruddick says if ordinary members aren’t allowed to vote for Liberal candidates, supporters of the Warringah motion will leave the party

The Liberal party will split unless the looming New South Wales convention on preselection rules allows ordinary members to vote for candidates, former party president candidate John Ruddick has warned.

Guardian Australia has confirmed Cory Bernardi will host a meeting in Sydney less than a week after the Liberal convention to allow his Australian Conservatives party to potentially capitalise on disaffected members.

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