“I will continue to work hard to serve you and my local community until the next election.”
No reason was given by Ms Flint as to what prompted the surprise move out of politics.
“Nicolle has delivered not just on local projects like the Oaklands Crossing and the Flinders Link Rail, but also in her advocacy for people battling endometriosis and managing the loss felt from stillbirth,” the statement issued on late Friday evening read.
“Nicolle is an impressive and passionate Parliamentarian who was the first woman elected to represent Boothby,” the Prime Minister said.
She is the only female South Australian federal politician in the lower house, and one of just 11 nationally.