Husar no longer ALP candidate
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.