Former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian rules out running for federal seat of Warringah

Former politician says ‘I want my life to change’ and will pursue a private-sector career, despite Scott Morrison urging her to contest seat

Gladys Berejiklian says she is bound for the private sector and will not contest the federal seat of Warringah at the coming election, despite the urgings of Scott Morrison.

The former New South Wales premier told Sydney’s 2GB radio on Friday morning she didn’t have any appetite to contest the seat but had considered taking on the independent Zali Steggall out of “respect” for the prime minister “and so many other colleagues who really asked me to consider this”.

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