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Liberal candidate Gurpal Singh dumped after comments about rape emerge
|Last Edited||IndyGeorgia May 13, 2019 07:51pm|
|News Date||Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||A Liberal candidate in Melbourne’s northern suburbs has finally been dumped after new posts emerged where he dismissed a woman’s rape allegations, while Clive Palmer has jettisoned a United Australia party (UAP) hopeful who peddled conspiracy theories about the September 11 terrorist attacks. |
The two candidates, the Liberals’ Gurpal Singh in the safe Labor seat of Scullin and Tony Pecora of the UAP, who was standing in the Greens’ seat of Melbourne, became the latest in a long line of fallen candidates this election when both were disendorsed late on Thursday night.
“Based on new information that has come to light, Mr Gurpal Singh has been asked to resign as the candidate for Scullin,” a Victorian Liberal party spokesman said.
“Mr Singh sincerely apologises for his previous comments and has tendered his resignation.”
The Liberals had already been under pressure to dump Singh over homophobic remarks he made in a 2017 SBS interview linking same-sex marriage to paedophilia.
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