MPs call off spill against Berejkilian

Three Liberal MPs will move a spill motion against NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian later this morning
Three Liberal MPs will move a spill motion against NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian later this morning

Rebel Liberal MPs angry at NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian over her support for a bill to decriminalise abortion have called off a leadership spill motion against her.

The three MPs Tanya Davies, Lou Amato and Matthew Mason-Cox on Monday night announced they would call an "empty chair" spill motion against the premier because amendments they wanted had been rejected in full "or in part with vague undertakings for further discussion".

But in a statement released before 8am on Tuesday, the MPs said they would withdraw the motion.

"Since releasing our statement last night, we have received confirmation that further concessions will be forthcoming in relation to the amendments to the abortion bill," they said.

"On this basis, I have called the premier this morning and advised her that we will withdraw the spill motion to continue negotiations prior to the debate in the upper house commencing later today."

Australian Associated Press