Farrer MP Sussan Ley has added her support to a push for former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to have a tilt at entering federal parliament at next year's election.
Ms Ley told ABC Breakfast on Monday that residents in her electorate had raised concerns with her about the "public shaming" of Ms Berejiklian during the NSW's Independent Commission Against Corruption hearings recently.
"She is an outstanding female representative, but she has also been a model Premier when it has come to NSW and the coronavirus." Ms Ley said.
"I've seen that in my own communities myself.
"Those decisions of course are hers, but I know we would love to see her in federal parliament."
"But what I will say is just from the people I represent, they were horrified of this public shaming seemed to be happening on their television screens every day.
"A lot of people reached out to me directly to actually say 'why is this happening to our Premier who has done so much for us?' and were really quite angry on her behalf.
"There will be some steps for her to take and processes to go through, but of course we'd love to see her in federal parliament.
"I know Gladys, she has been an outstanding woman in public life, she has devoted so much of her life to public service.
"People understand that and appreciate that."
Ms Berejikian has been linked to the Sydney seat of Warringah, presently held by independent Zali Steggall.
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