Abbott confirms he will remain in parliament, Turnbull leadership sees a boost in the polls

Abbott confirms he will remain in parliament, Turnbull leadership sees a boost in the polls

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will remain in parliament for the foreseeable future.

Mr Abbott hasn’t been seen in the parliamentary chamber since he lost the leadership during the party room ballot on Monday night.

It comes as his wife has been seen moving belongings out of Kirribilli House in Sydney.

Mr Abbott has told it is his ‘intention’ to remain in the parliament as the MP for Warringah and he will spend some time with his family to think about his long term future.

“My intention is to remain in the Parliament,” Mr Abbott said.

“It’s been a tumultuous week and I now intend to spend some time with my family to think about the future.”

It comes as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has overseen a boost in the polls for the Liberal party.

The latest ReachTELL poll released today shows the Liberal party has gained 3 points to see the government ranked equal with Labor on a two party preferred basis.

The poll conducted overnight also shows the Liberal party’s primary vote has moved up 2.8 points, to 39.3 percent, while support for Labor has dropped 1.6 points.

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