Jodi McKay Announces Resignation As NSW Labor Leader & Insists She Wasn't Pushed Out

Chris Minns tipped to replace her


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Departing NSW Labor Leader Jodi McKay has announced her resignation after days of leadership speculation following last week's Upper Hunter by-election thrashing.

However, McKay insists she wasn't pushed out of the top job.

NSW Labor leader Jodi Mckay expected to resign as early as today

In her statement today, she said no one asked her to step aside.

"I have always tried to build consensus within our party, but it is clear that although I was elected leader in a democratic process, there were those within our party who have never accepted that," she said.

McKay also said colleagues did not want her to go. 

"I have spent the last six days reflecting on how to achieve unity and I have decided that this offers the party the best opportunity to heal and to move forward but there also has to be a future where there is no destabilising of the party's leader from within," McKay said.

Kogarah MP Chris Minns is expected to be announced as her replacement. 

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Amber Lowther

28 May 2021

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