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Embattled MP Mal Brough to step down

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Former Turnbull government minister Mal Brough has announced he will not contest the next federal election.

“I thank the people of Fisher for their support at the last election and the trust they placed in me to be their voice in Canberra,” he said in a statement on Friday.

“It has been a privilege and honour to represent this generous community.”

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The Sunshine Coast MP resigned from the Turnbull ministry in February, having earlier stood aside amid a police investigation into his alleged role in the Peter Slipper-James Ashby affair.

The announcement came as the Liberal National Party state executive met on Friday.

Mr Brough was also a Howard government minister but lost his seat of Longman at the 2007 election.

He replaced Mr Slipper in Fisher at the 2013 election.

An LNP spokesman said the state executive would seek a new candidate for the seat.

“We will go through the process very shortly of calling for nominations,” he told AAP.

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