Another jumps off the sinking LMP ship, Craig Laundy quits

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    Turnbull lieutenant Craig Laundy quits, months after moving to the backbench

    Craig Laundy has cut a lonely figure on the backbench since September, and after months of silence he has finally announced he is quitting federal politics at the next election.

    Key points:

    • Mr Laundy holds the Sydney electorate of Reid on a margin of 4.7 per cent
    • He entered Parliament in 2013 when Tony Abbott came to power
    • He remained an ardent supporter of Malcolm Turnbull until the very end

    Mr Laundy holds the Sydney electorate of Reid, a vulnerable seat for the Coalition, sitting on a margin of 4.7 per cent.

    He said he was no longer willing to put politics ahead of his family.

    "The reality of modern politics is that, more often than not, a Member of Parliament has to put their constituents ahead of their family, something I've done over the past six years," Mr Laundy said.

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