Federal MP Bronwyn Bishop intends to recontest her seat of Mackellar at the following federal election.
The seventy three-calendar year-aged MP resigned as speaker of the Home of Associates in August amid ongoing pressure right after she expended more than $ five,000 to constitution a helicopter from Melbourne to Geelong to attend a Liberal Social gathering fundraiser.
New documents also display that Mrs Bishop spent much more than $ 50,000 on a South American trip in January, a invoice roughly double these of other MPs and senators travelling alongside her.
A spokesman for Mrs Bishop explained she would recontest her seat, following a report from Fairfax Media that she informed supporters she experienced been “exonerated” more than the “choppergate” incident.
Her spokesman denied that she had sought a ministerial situation subsequent the ousting of previous prime minister Tony Abbott.
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