‘Only way’ Dominic Perrottet can get numbers to win election is ‘to have Matt Kean’

Liberal Democrat Senate candidate John Ruddick says the only way NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet would get the numbers to win the election for premier is “to have Matt Kean” as deputy.

“I think what will prevail here is that people will think we want to win and Dom’s probably our best chance, the alternative is Rob Stokes,” Mr Ruddick told Sky News host Rowan Dean.

“The only way that Dom would get the numbers, those numbers he probably needs in the party room, is to have Matt Kean so yes, if he is the premier, there will be some conditions placed on him so that’s not a great thing.

“We only get Dominic Perrottet if you get Matt Kean as his deputy, so think about that everybody, this is why I’ve given up the Liberal Party, this precise reason.”