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Former NSW opposition leader and Labor MP Jodi McKay has resigned as the member for Strathfield and quit NSW politics for good.

Ms McKay, 52, who was replaced by father-of-three Chris Minns as the leader in May, said in her resignation statement she had seen the ‘best and worst of NSW politics’ over the course of her 15-year career.  

‘The lockdown has given me time to reflect and consider my future. I have been fortunate to have represented two NSW electorates, been a minister and shadow minister and until recently leader of the NSW Labor Party,’ she said. 

Former NSW opposition leader and Labor MP Jodi McKay has resigned as the member for Strathfield and quit NSW politics for good

Former NSW opposition leader and Labor MP Jodi McKay has resigned as the member for Strathfield and quit NSW politics for good

Former NSW opposition leader and Labor MP Jodi McKay has resigned as the member for Strathfield and quit NSW politics for good

‘It was an honour to be the first ever NSW Labor leader democratically elected by Party members. As a leader, I championed internal reform to rebuild trust in our Party and make it more accountable.’

Ms McKay explained that friendships within the multicultural communities she helped serve were long-lasting and provided great joy throughout her career.

‘I also sought to rebuild Labor’s relationship with rural and regional NSW and to show that Labor was not simply a party of the city,’ she continued.

‘I will miss many of my parliamentary colleagues, my devoted staff, our rank and file members, and the groups and individuals in my diverse and beautiful electorate of Strathfield.’ 

Just weeks after NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian walked away from politics amid a probe into her professional – and personal – relationship with disgraced ex Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire, Ms McKay commented that she always valued her own integrity ‘in public life’. 

Source: Daily Mail

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