Former deputy Prime Minister Julie Bishop WILL re-contest her seat in the next election – despite being rejected during last Liberal party coup
- Former deputy Prime Minister Julie Bishop has finally announced election plans
- There has been speculation whether she would recontest her Perth seat
- Bishop announced on Thursday she will will in the upcoming federal election
Julie Bishop has finally confirmed she will run in the upcoming federal election and has thrown her support behind Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
The former deputy prime minister and foreign minister was in New Zealand on Thursday ahead of her speech to the country’s National Party, where she told reporters she has no plans to bail out of politics.
‘I am the pre-selected Liberal candidate for the seat of Curtin; it’s my intention to run,’ she said.
Former deputy Prime Minister Julie Bishop has finally announced her plans to run in the next election
When she was asked whether Mr Morrison was the right person to lead the party, she responded: ‘yes’.
Ms Bishop also said current polls putting the coalition behind Labor were too far out from the election to be conclusive and she didn’t accept them.
There has been mounting speculation over whether the former Liberal deputy leader would recontest her Perth seat.
Ms Bishop has been on the backbench since the bitter leadership coup last year.
She was one of three members who put their names forward to replace Malcolm Turnbull as Liberal Leader.
However, she was knocked out in the first round, securing just 11 votes out of the 85.
Mr Morrison said this week Ms Bishop had not updated him on her plans since she quit cabinet, at which time she planned to go to the polls again.
Julie Bishop has finally confirmed she will run in the upcoming federal election and has thrown her support behind Prime Minister Scott Morrison