Leyonhjelm wins 'Liberal' tag battle


Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm has finally declared victory over the governing Liberals in the battle over his party's name.

Senator Leyonhjelm told AAP the Liberal party advised him on Sunday it was dropping a legal challenge over the use of the word "Liberal" in his party's name.

"Perhaps they were embarrassed to be seen to stand on the throat of a party that is actually liberal," he said.