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Livermore vows support for PM despite Crean's spill call

Prime Minister Julia Gillard with Capricornia MP Kirsten Livermore during the 2011 floods. Livermore has come out saying she'll continue to support Ms Gillard despite Simon Crean's call for a leadership spill today.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard with Capricornia MP Kirsten Livermore during the 2011 floods. Livermore has come out saying she'll continue to support Ms Gillard despite Simon Crean's call for a leadership spill today. Sharyn O'Neill

AS RUMOURS of a battle for the leadership of the country continue to swirl, Capricornia MP Kirsten Livermore has assured she has and will continue to be one of Prime Minister Julia Gillard's strongest supporters.

"The prime minister is an old friend of mine, and that won't change," Ms Livermore said.

A spokesman for Ms Livermore watered down widespread reports of disunity within Labor ranks and rumours of burgeoning support for Kevin Rudd to replace Ms Gillard.

Ms Livermore's spokesman said the Member for Capricornia did not believe the reports of disunity within Labor's ranks would affect Labor's chances at the September federal election.

Who do you think should be our Prime Minister?

This poll ended on 25 March 2013.

Julia Gillard - 26%

Kevin Rudd - 19%

Tony Abbott - 19%

Bill Shorten - 0%

Bob Katter - 2%

Christine Milne - 1%

Malcolm Turnbull - 10%

None of the above - 19%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  australian labor party, julia gillard, kirsten livermore, simon crean




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