Rejected Liberal candidate Katherine Deves has adopted an unusual slogan in the wake of her election defeat – ‘I am the storm’ – which appears to be inspired by a popular social media meme.
The 44-year-old lawyer was selected by Scott Morrison to run against Independent MP Zali Steggall in the northern Sydney seat of Warringah, but her bid for office tanked after a series of her deleted transphobic tweets were unearthed.
Ms Deves gained just 32.4 per cent of the first preference vote during the federal election on Saturday, suffering a swing of minus 6.6 per cent.
The swing against her was lower than the first preference vote of 39 per cent gained in 2019 by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who held the seat for 25 years before he was shafted by Ms Steggall.
However, the mother-of-three is determined to maintain her new high profile, decreeing on the Sky News’ Outsiders program: ‘I am not going anywhere.
‘I would like to say to my detractors that when they thought I could not…