Melissa Price stood by Abbott until the very end

Melissa Price

Melissa Price

For those of you watching the political saga last night live, you may have caught a glimpse of Durack MP Melissa Price in Tony Abbott's entourage heading toward the fateful vote that would see Abbott lose the leadership of the Liberal party, and thus the Prime Ministership. 

Ms Price has had both Turnbull and Abbott in Geraldton in recent months. Several months ago when Abbott's job was on the line, Ms Price spoke in favour of keeping him at the helm. 

The ABC's Karla Arnall spoke with Ms Price, who said she was completely taken by surprise at yesterday's events. 

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