It’s been a while, but past Liberal leadership reviews have not been easy on their subjects.

In 1992 then Liberal leader Vince MacLean barely scraped by with 51 per cent support. He tried to hang on but was booted out by caucus shortly afterwards.

In 1995 the Liberal party was bitterly divided over a review of then-premier John Savage. Savage eventually “won” the review over vocal opposition, but the numbers were never released publicly.

Fifteen years later, Liberal party president Derek Wells said on Thursday he doesn’t know what Savage’s numbers were and he isn’t going to check.

Even Savage’s son, Liberal MP Mike Savage, said he wasn’t sure what the result was. “I think it was pretty close to 100 per cent,” Savage said Thursday before noting that yes, he was being somewhat facetious.

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