Turnbull faces Waterloo at Bennelong

Turnbull faces Waterloo at Bennelong, by Andrew Bolt.

Malcolm Turnbull would never had dreamt that Bennelong — the seat once held by Liberal great John Howard — could become his Waterloo.

But the December 16 by-election looms as a massive challenge to the Prime Minister’s tottering leadership.

Lose this seat and he doesn’t just lose his majority in parliament, guaranteeing next year will become one crisis after another.

It will also terrify his backbenchers, who’ll know few seats will be safe if even Bennelong can fall.