Next Liberal Party of Australia leadership election
An election for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Australia will be held in late 2007 or early 2008.
The Liberal-National coalition was defeated at the 2007 federal election by the Australian Labor Party led by Kevin Rudd. Outgoing Prime Minister John Howard has indicated he will be stepping down regardless of whether he retains his seat of Bennelong, and deputy leader Peter Costello has indicated he will not be contesting the leadership and will retire from parliament at the end of the forthcoming term. Malcolm Turnbull, Brendan Nelson and Tony Abbott have all indicated they will run for the leadership, while Julie Bishop has not ruled out also running.