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A Victorian opposition MP has suggested Daniel Andrews should be jailed for his questionable conduct relating to the ‘red shirts’ scandal during the 2014 state election campaign.

Opposition leader in the Legislative Council David Davis made the head-turning statement about the Victorian premier after a successful push to have a corruption probe into the matter was re-introduced.

It follows admissions from former Labor MP Adem Somyurek about his involvement in the affair that he personally labelled ‘the biggest political scandal in Victorian history’.

Mr Somyurek introduced a motion in the upper house for the state’s corruption watchdog to investigate the conduct of the Labor party for a second time.

The motion was successfully carried on Wednesday, according to news.com.au. 

Victorian Opposition leader in the Legislative Council David Davis has suggested Daniel Andrews should be jailed for his conduct relating to the 'red shirts' scandal during the 2014 state election campaign

Victorian Opposition leader in the Legislative Council David Davis has suggested Daniel Andrews should be jailed for his conduct relating to the 'red shirts' scandal during the 2014 state election campaign

Victorian Opposition leader in the Legislative Council David Davis has suggested Daniel Andrews should be jailed for his conduct relating to the ‘red shirts’ scandal during the 2014 state election campaign

Former Labor MP Adem Somyurek personally labelled the red shirts affair 'the biggest political scandal in Victorian history' - he has since successfully pushed for a second probe into the matter

Former Labor MP Adem Somyurek personally labelled the red shirts affair 'the biggest political scandal in Victorian history' - he has since successfully pushed for a second probe into the matter

Former Labor MP Adem Somyurek personally labelled the red shirts affair ‘the biggest political scandal in Victorian history’ – he has since successfully pushed for a second probe into the matter

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews last year said the Labor government is 'deeply regretful' of the now infamous red shirts scheme for political staff in the lead up to the 2014 state election

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews last year said the Labor government is 'deeply regretful' of the now infamous red shirts scheme for political staff in the lead up to the 2014 state election

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews last year said the Labor government is ‘deeply regretful’ of the now infamous red shirts scheme for political staff in the lead up to the 2014 state election

The red shirts scandal saw the Labor Party misuse $388,000 in taxpayer funds during the successful 2014 election campaign.

It was investigated by the Ombudsman four years later, but criminal charges did not follow. 

When he introduced the motion to parliament, Mr Somyurek claimed corruption within government was a ‘destruction of the public service’ and called for a second probe.  

‘(Daniel Andrews) did something well beyond what he should have – he crossed the line,’ he said.

‘He told me personally that you’ve got to take part in this process whether you want to win or not.’ 

Following the inquiry from the Ombudsman, the Labor party paid back hundreds of thousands of dollars after it was discovered they forked out for numerous electorate officers to wear the now infamous red shirts and campaign for the party in marginal seats.

Opposition leader in the Legislative Council David Davis supported the motion, sensationally stating : ‘The truth of the matter is Daniel Andrews and many others in this government should be in jail.’

‘I say this investigation is appropriate.’

When quizzed about the matter this week, Mr Andrews said it was in the hands of the Legislative Council.

Meanwhile, Victorian Labor MP Kaushaliya Vaghela has resigned from the party after breaking rules to pass the motion to investigate the Premier.

On Wednesday, the Upper house MP stunned many after crossing the floor to vote 19-17 in favour of the motion.

The Victorian premier has chosen not to comment on the matter this week, declaring it is in the hands of the Legislative Council

The Victorian premier has chosen not to comment on the matter this week, declaring it is in the hands of the Legislative Council

The Victorian premier has chosen not to comment on the matter this week, declaring it is in the hands of the Legislative Council

Source: DailyMail

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