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Bishop to recontest seat at next election

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Federal MP Bronwyn Bishop intends to recontest her seat of Mackellar at the next federal election.

The 73-year-old MP resigned as speaker of the House of Representatives in August amid ongoing pressure after she spent more than $5000 to charter a helicopter from Melbourne to Geelong to attend a Liberal Party fundraiser.

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New documents also show that Mrs Bishop spent more than $50,000 on a South American trip in January, a bill approximately double those of other MPs and senators travelling alongside her.

A spokesman for Mrs Bishop said she would recontest her seat, following a report from Fairfax Media that she told supporters she had been “exonerated” over the “choppergate” incident.

Her spokesman denied that she had sought a ministerial position following the ousting of former prime minister Tony Abbott.


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