Essential Report

Bronwyn Bishop

Jul 28, 2015

Q. The Speaker of the Federal Parliament Bronwyn Bishop was recently reported to have spent over $5,000 to take a helicopter to a function in Victoria. She has since repaid this money. Do you think she should remain in the position of Speaker, stand down while her expenses are being investigated, resign as Speaker or resign from Parliament?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Remain in the position of Speaker 19% 13% 34% 6% 19%
Stand down while an investigation is done 25% 20% 30% 31% 25%
Resign as Speaker 19% 24% 14% 25% 17%
Resign from Parliament 24% 35% 11% 30% 28%
Don’t know 13% 8% 11% 9% 11%

Only 19% think Bronwyn Bishop should remain in the position of Speaker.

25% think she should stand down while her expenses are being investigated, 19% think she should resign as Speaker and 24% think she should resign from Parliament.

34% of Liberal/National voters think she should remain as Speaker – 25% think she should resign as Speaker or from Parliament. A majority of Labor voters (59%) and Greens voters (55%) think she should resign as Speaker or from Parliament

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