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Labor MP Kate Ellis gives in to a mother’s natural feeling

Labor Shadow Minister for Early Education, Kate Ellis, has announced her decision to leave parliament at the next election. The Australian reported her reasons:

‘In a letter sent to constituents today, Ms Ellis said one of the principal reasons for leaving is the age of her young son, who will start primary school during the next term of parliament.

“I have made this decision for one simple reason: I cannot bear the thought of spending at least 20 weeks of every year in Canberra away from my son, who will be starting school in the next term of Parliament, and from the rest of my family,” she said.

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