Julia Caesar

On 21 March 2013 Simon Crean asked Prime Minister Gillard to call a spill of all Labor Party leadership positions. Mr Crean said if Julia Gillard was elected leader he would not contest the ballot for deputy. A special caucus meeting was called. Before the meeting Kevin Rudd said, “When I say to my parliamentary colleagues and to the people at large across Australia that I would not challenge for the Labor leadership I believe in honouring my word”.