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Labor senator Kimberley Kitching dead at 52: Bill Shorten cries as he pays tribute


Bill Shorten cried on morning radio as he paid tribute to Labor senator Kimberley Kitching who died of a suspected heart attack at 52 on Thursday.  

The former Labor leader said Senator Kitching was under ‘great stress’ in the face of a move to kick her out of the party. 

The Victorian senator was from the right of Labor and faced a tough preselection fight for a winnable spot on the senate ticket. 

‘She was under great stress. Preselection is never easy,’ close friend Mr Shorten told ABC Radio National.

‘I’m not a coroner. I can’t tell you why this woman at 52 was taken from us but I have no doubt that the stress of politics in the machinations in the back rooms had its toll.’

‘She’s a very strong person. She could give as good as she could get. But you take all that home with you…’ 

During her maiden speech to parliament, Senator Kitching spoke about her hope to represent everyday Australian people. Pictured with former opposition leader Bill Shorten

During her maiden speech to parliament, Senator Kitching spoke about her hope to represent everyday Australian people. Pictured with former opposition leader Bill Shorten

Mr Shorten was…



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