Wyatt Roy: Where in the world is our boy wonder?

TODAY he is in London.

Four days ago he was on the border of Chile and Bolivia.

The world is an oyster for former Longman Liberal MP Wyatt Roy, the Buderim born politician elected as the youngest politician to hold a seat in Federal Parliament at 20 and later dubbed a future Prime Minister by Deputy Leader Julie Bishop.
 

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In the months since Mr Roy, now 26, was tossed out of Parliament, he has now journeyed through Israel, Iraq and Argentina.

His Instagram happy snaps tell us that today he is in London.

Fairfax Media reports he is bound for Europe and the United States.

When he returns to Australia -- no timeframe on that so far -- he will enter the venture capital sector, not make another tilt at politics.
 

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It seems like a long way from Caboolture in Queensland's south-east, but perhaps not as far as you would expect.

As he was fighting to be elected for a second term in 2013, he told the Caboolture News that he believed in three of his party's defining principles.

Part of his election platform was, "the right of all Australians to be free to determine how they live their life".

Now he is running down continents aboard his BMW GS700 motorbike.

The baby-faced politician who was the Assistant Minister for Innovation after helping Malcolm Turnbull become Prime Minister, might just be getting back to his roots.

The GS series BMW ridden by Mr Roy is similar to those ridden by Ewan Macgregor and Charlie Boorman in their Long Way Round and Down television series, where they travelled across continents by motorcycle.

In an interview with Fairfax, Mr Roy said he was in Parliament to "do something", not to have a career.

"I feel like I did some good and now I cannot tell you how much i'm enjoying not having all the stuff that goes with public life.

"Let's see what the future holds."

 

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He shaved his beard before visiting Number 10 Downing St. 

Now he's considering whether it will return.

"It's a big decision," he says.

"These are the hard decisions I face in my life now."

Again looking back on the Wyatt Roy of "old", he encouraged voters to reach out to him via social media.

"We are in unchartered waters, so these things are a bit of trial and error and I don't think we should be afraid of trying different things," he said.


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