Brogden quits over 'mail-order bride' slur

Brogden quits over 'mail-order bride' slur
NSW Opposition Leader John Brogden has resigned as frontrunner associated with Liberal Party after revelations he labelled Bob Carr's Malaysian-born spouse a "mail-order bride" and pinched the base of a feminine journalist at a function month that is last.

Announcing their your your retirement at a press seminar this early morning, he stated: "we acted dishonourably and from now on may be the time for you to work honourably".

Mr Brogden said he'd remain on as Member for Pittwater.

He offered an unreserved apology to Helena Carr and previous premiere, Bob Carr, when it comes to "silly laugh which is why i could just but apologise and do so sincerely".

He additionally offered an apology to two reporters afflicted with their behavior during the July 29 function organised because of the Australian Hotels Association.

"they've been functions which were meant in jest," he said.

"these were the type of functions that i am maybe maybe not happy with and certainly will never be happy with," Mr Brogden stated.

He stated he drank six beers between 7pm and 10pm in the but did not blame the alcohol night.

Mr Brogden stated nearly all their peers had berated him for selecting to resign.

"a lot of them want me personally to remain," he stated.

Nonetheless, he stated: "The thing that is best for the Liberal Party would be to end this and move ahead."

Night he said he had been thinking about resigning since last.

"When we decided to go to bed yesterday evening I believed to my spouse Lucy, "We have to earnestly think about resigning."

He said he'd inform Mrs Carr: "I'm extremely sorry. It absolutely was improper. It absolutely was wrong. It had been tasteless."

Mr Brogden declined to back a feasible replacement the leadership that will be determined because of the celebration at a conference next Wednesday.

Barry O'Farrell, Shadow Minister for wellness, has placed their hand up for the leadership.

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