Liberal front bencher Kelly O’Dwyer will not contest the next election, citing the ‘very personal reasons’ of wanting to spend less time surrounded by little boys.
In what is a huge blow for the Coalition, Ms O’Dwyer said working in Canberra had taken its toll. “Seeing the little ones take their first steps, being there for those first baby words, even the adorable little tantrums … It’s too much. I don’t want to be there for that shit any more,” she said.
She said she would miss Canberra life and would continue to work in the interests of the party. “I’m going to miss seeing these little guys grow up!”