FORMER Dunkley MP Chris Crewther has come up short in his bid to be elected to the senate.
Mr Crewther was eliminated in the first round of voting. Sarah Henderson was instead chosen by Liberal colleagues to fill the vacancy left by Mitch Fifield.
He told followers on social media “unfortunately I didn’t get across the line, but it was an honour to stand and I thank all the delegates and members of the Liberal Party who I was able to meet, speak with and who supported me over this journey from across Victoria.”
“Particular acknowledgement goes to my wife Grace who has had to put up with a lot while on maternity leave, with first the campaign in Dunkley followed by an intense campaign for the Senate preselection.”