NSW Opposition Leader John Brogden has resigned as frontrunner for the Liberal Party after revelations he labelled Bob Carr’s Malaysian-born spouse a « mail-order bride » and pinched the base of a lady journalist at a function month that is last.
Announcing their your your retirement at a press seminar this he said: « I acted dishonourably and now is the time to act honourably » morning.
Mr Brogden stated he’d remain on as Member for Pittwater.
He offered an unreserved apology to Helena Carr and previous premier, Bob Carr, when it comes to « silly laugh which is why I’m able to just but apologise and achieve this sincerely ».
He additionally offered an apology to two reporters suffering from their behavior in the July 29 function organised by the Australian Hotels Association.
« they truly are functions which were meant in jest, » he stated.
« these people were the kind of functions that i am maybe perhaps not pleased with and can never ever be pleased with, » Mr Brogden stated.
He said he drank six beers between 7pm and 10pm in the evening but would not blame the liquor.
Mr Brogden stated several of his peers had berated him for selecting to resign.