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Former prime minister Tony Abbott has postponed a visit to Western Australia after contracting Covid-19.

Mr Abbott had planned to attend a number of election campaign events including fundraising functions for Liberal candidates in Canning, Durack and O’Connor.

A spokesman said all events originally planned for the week would be rescheduled.

Former prime minister Tony Abbott (pictured) has postponed a campaign visit to Western Australia for the upcoming election after testing positive for Covid-19. Mr Abbott had planned to attend a number of election campaign events

Former prime minister Tony Abbott (pictured) has postponed a campaign visit to Western Australia for the upcoming election after testing positive for Covid-19. Mr Abbott had planned to attend a number of election campaign events

Former prime minister Tony Abbott (pictured) has postponed a campaign visit to Western Australia for the upcoming election after testing positive for Covid-19. Mr Abbott had planned to attend a number of election campaign events

Another former prime minister, John Howard, is also expected to visit WA this week, with a number of coalition seats in play at the upcoming federal election.    

Mr Abbott has been a popular drawcard for conservative candidates seeking to raise money for the campaign.

Mr Howard is due in Perth on Tuesday for a sold-out Leadership Matters breakfast hosted by The West Australian.

Labor is targeting a number of seats in WA held by the coalition, including Pearce and Swan where the incumbent Liberal MPs are retiring.

Another former prime minister, John Howard (pictured), is also expected to visit WA this week, with a number of coalition seats in play at the upcoming federal election. Mr Howard is due in Perth on Tuesday for a sold-out Leadership Matters breakfast

Another former prime minister, John Howard (pictured), is also expected to visit WA this week, with a number of coalition seats in play at the upcoming federal election. Mr Howard is due in Perth on Tuesday for a sold-out Leadership Matters breakfast

Another former prime minister, John Howard (pictured), is also expected to visit WA this week, with a number of coalition seats in play at the upcoming federal election. Mr Howard is due in Perth on Tuesday for a sold-out Leadership Matters breakfast

Retiring former-attorney general Christian Porter held his seat of Pearce with a 7.5 per cent margin at the 2019 election with a swing to the Liberals of almost four per cent .

It was a tighter race for Swan in 2019, with the Liberals losing ground and holding the seat with a 2.7 per cent margin with former opposition leader Kim Beazley’s daughter Hannah Beazley driving a small 0.9 per cent swing towards Labor.

Hasluck is a third WA lower house seat up for grabs, but Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt helped end the electorate’s marginal designation, securing the seat in 2019 with a 5.4 per cent margin, up from 2.1 per cent before the poll.

Source: Daily Mail

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