Husar no longer ALP can­di­date

The Advertiser - - NEWS - AN­THONY GAL­LOWAY

THERE are re­newed fears em­bat­tled La­bor MP Emma Husar will quit and go to the cross­bench af­ter she was yesterday of­fi­cially dis­endorsed as the party’s can­di­date for her west­ern Syd­ney seat.

Ms Husar, pic­tured, an­nounced in Au­gust she would not stand in the seat of Lindsay at next year’s elec­tion af­ter a se­ries of al­le­ga­tions emerged.

But she has since back­tracked and said that she wanted to re­main as the party’s can­di­date.

The Lindsay MP has launched defama­tion pro­ceed­ings against Buz­zFeed, claim­ing re­port­ing of false al­le­ga­tions of mis­con­duct and ha­rass­ment has ru­ined her ca­reer. The ad­min­is­tra­tive com­mit­tee of NSW La­bor met yesterday morn­ing and de­cided to for­mally with­draw her as the party’s can­di­date.

The pre­s­e­lec­tion for the seat will now be re­ferred to the party’s na­tional ex­ec­u­tive.

A num­ber of La­bor MPs told The Ad­ver­tiser they feared Ms Husar would now go to the cross­bench.

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