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Boothby residents saddened by Nicolle Flint’s decision to quit politics amid culture of sexism

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Residents in the Adelaide electorate of Boothby have expressed sadness Liberal MP Nicolle Flint will not recontest her seat at the next election, lamenting the prevalence of sexism directed at female politicians.

Ms Flint announced yesterday she will not re-nominate for the seat, one of the Morrison government’s most marginal electorates.

The second-term MP has previously spoken out about sexist abuse she has suffered since becoming an MP, including being targeted by a male stalker and having her campaign office defaced with graffitied words “skank” and “prostitute”.

Her announcement comes amid the fallout from Brittany Higgins’s allegation a Liberal staffer raped her in a ministerial office and as an unnamed serving Cabinet…



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