- Nationalist MP Andrew Gee resigns.
- He declared opposition to Congress’ voices “incorrect.”
- The National Party announced last month that it would launch a campaign against the plan.
Gee, who confirmed his defection “with sadness” on Friday, said his party’s decision, which he immediately publicly opposed, was “really keenly aware of the importance of being able to stand up and be counted”.
Gee, who has been a member of parliament since 2016, said today’s Kuomintang does not reflect how communities develop and is “increasingly disillusioned” with the constraints of party politics.
“I don’t expect the Nationals policy regarding voices to change as the debate on this issue surrounding Australia progresses, so feel free to express my views.”
‘Abnormal political development’
“I look forward to working with him, but I also look forward to working with the members … I would like to acknowledge this, seeing this as an opportunity to unite our nation. Totally.”
Mr. Gee wished the former party and Mr. Little Proud well.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/this-just-isnt-right-nationals-mp-quits-over-partys-voice-to-parliament-stance/tsht55jj1 Nationalist MP Andrew Gee resigns over party’s voice in parliament