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Peter Dutton elected as Liberal party leader

Source: ABCnews

Peter Dutton has been elected unopposed as the Liberal party’s new leader at a meeting in Canberra this morning.

The Queensland MP has been in politics for two decades, and has held several ministries under Prime Ministers John Howard, Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison.

A conservative with a hard-line reputation, Mr Dutton has sought to reshape his own image in recent days, as he faces the task of uniting and rebuilding the party following its recent election loss.

Former environment minister Sussan Ley has been elected unopposed as the party’s deputy leader.