NSW Liberals hopeful potential challengers will be persuaded to stand down before close of nominations on Friday

Concern is mounting that the Liberal MP John Alexander – who was feted as the “hero of the hour” when he held the seat of Bennelong for the Turnbull government at the height of the dual citizenship fracas – may face a challenge to his preselection.

With sensitivities about preselection challenges heightened inside the Coalition because of the recent rolling of junior minister Jane Prentice in Queensland, and possible challenges looming in Victoria prompted by a factional power shift, Liberals have told Guardian Australia that Alexander could face a challenge in Bennelong – a development one senior figure characterised as an act of “insanity”.

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