Anxiety, PTSD, agoraphobia: The mental health toll on MPs who lose their seats

A new study looks at the emotional, psychological and financial challenges of life after politics

As counting winds up for the 2022 election, many former MPs are beginning a whole new life beyond Parliament.

Liberal candidate Tim Wilson (centre) campaigns for the seat of Goldstein, Melbourne, Saturday, 21 May 2022
Liberal candidate Tim Wilson (centre) campaigns for the seat of Goldstein, Melbourne, Saturday, 21 May 2022.

The experience of those who lost their seats is often

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