Sunday, 25 November 2007
Bronwyn Bishop is back
Bronwyn Bishop announced that she will be putting her hand up for leadership of the federal Liberal Party at the next party meeting.
"I will be a candidate for the leadership of the Liberal Party at the next party meeting," she told reporters outside her home.
"Will I will be seeking the leadership of the Liberal Party when our party room meets in the next week? Yes I will," said Bishop.
"I believe I have the energy and drive and the determination to set new agendas for the advancement of this great country."
Ms Bishop's announcement came after outgoing Treasurer and deputy leader Peter Costello announced he would not seek the leadership position to replace John Howard.
Ms Bishop has contacted a number of colleagues and supporters today about her candidacy and believes she finally now has the numbers.
"Do I think it will be a competitive field? No I don't" she said.
"I don't expect any of them to be rushing to put their hands up for the role.