So David Garrett stole the identity of a dead child.
Normally that would be political suicide.
But the next up on the ACT list is Hillary Calvert. She’s a resolute neoliberal and would be likely to back Heather Roy as leader.
That would make it three votes to two against Hide.
So Hide has a choice:
Either he ditches Garrett and loses his leadership.
Or he backs a man who stole a dead child’s identity for another year until the election – a move which would likely destroy the ACT party for good.
This should be interesting.