Federal MP Bronwyn Bishop intends to recontest her seat of Mackellar at the subsequent federal election.
The 73-year-old MP resigned as speaker of the Property of Representatives in August amid ongoing pressure following she spent far more than $ 5,000 to charter a helicopter from Melbourne to Geelong to attend a Liberal Celebration fundraiser.
New documents also show that Mrs Bishop spent much more than $ 50,000 on a South American trip in January, a bill around double these of other MPs and senators travelling alongside her.
A spokesman for Mrs Bishop mentioned 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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