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‘Stop the negativity’: Labor MP Chris Minns resigns from NSW shadow cabinet

Ben Fordham & Ray Hadley
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Labor MP Chris Minns has resigned from NSW shadow cabinet after a “dirt file” on him was leaked.

Mr Minns is the likely contender for Labor leader as Jodi McKay’s leadership remains in question.

He has said in a statement his position in the shadow cabinet is “untenable”. (See full statement below)

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Mr Minns told Ray Hadley the Labor party needs change.

“Stop the negativity, stop the negative politics, and start coming up with positive plans for the future of this state.”

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Full statement from Chris Minns:

“I’m obviously very disappointed by news reports yesterday that a dirt dossier was distributed by the Deputy Leader of the Labor Party’s office.

“In the last 24 hours I have not received any communication or explanation from the Leader, or the Deputy Leader as to how or why this was done.

“As a result my position in the Shadow Cabinet is untenable and I will resign effective immediately.

“I will continue to serve the Labor Party and my electorate of Kogarah from the back bench.

“The public wants a contest of ideas and a vision to improve the lives of working families, not negative politics.”

Ben Fordham & Ray Hadley
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