Malcolm Turnbull's son backs Labor in for Wentworth seat

The son of Malcolm Turnbull has publicly backed Labor, as the former PM jets off to New York instead of helping the Liberal Party retain his seat.

Ahead of the by-election in his father's old seat of Wentworth, Alex Turnbull publicly supported local Labor candidate Tim Murray.

The Singapore-based hedge fund manager was rallying up support for Mr Murray via social media on Saturday. 

The son of Malcolm Turnbull, Alex (pictured) publicly backed Labor ahead of the by-election in his father's old seat of Wentworth

The son of Malcolm Turnbull, Alex (pictured) publicly backed Labor ahead of the by-election in his father's old seat of Wentworth

He wrote to the Twitter post: 'best bang for the buck you'll get in political donations in your life' and sharing the link to his donation page

He wrote to the Twitter post: 'best bang for the buck you'll get in political donations in your life' and sharing the link to his donation page

He wrote to Mr Murray's Twitter post: 'best bang for the buck you'll get in political donations in your life' and sharing the link to his donation page.

'Tight race, tight margin for government, big incremental effect whatever happens. If you want a federal election now this is the means by which to achieve it,' Mr Turnbull added. 

Alex Turnbull told Fairfax earlier this week it was 'hard to back a Labor guy, but not Tim' and it was

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