Embattled MP resigns over bullying report

Embattled MP resigns over bullying report

Labor MP Walt Secord has asked to step aside from the shadow ministry following allegations of bullying revealed in the Broderick Review.

Mr Secord has been the focus of significant scrutiny following the report’s release after he admitted to raising his voice at members of former Labor leader Jodi McKay’s staff.

“After long reflection and with more than 30 years in the Labor Party, I have asked NSW Labor leader Chris Minns to let me stand aside from the shadow ministry,” Mr Secord wrote in a statement on Monday morning.

“Chris, myself, and the NSW Labor Party have committed to adopting the recommendations of the Broderick review and working across party lines to make the NSW parliament and NSW politics a workplace we can all be proud of.

“I fully support the Broderick Review and the change it will hopefully lead to.

“But my remaining in the shadow ministry at this time has become a distraction from these major revelations and the important work that needs to be done.”

More to come.

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