Brand MHR Madeleine King confident she won’t be caught up in citizenship scandal

Brand MHR Madeleine King confident she won’t be caught up in citizenship scandal

THE Liberal Party candidate for Brand in last year’s Federal election Craig Buchanan has called on Brand MHR Madeleine King to produce proof she has renounced her British citizenship.

While Ms King did not provide paperwork proving her citizenship renunciation, she said the Labor Party had strict processes in place to ensure all its candidates were eligible to be in Parliament.

Mr Buchanan sent the Courier paperwork showing his renunciation of British citizenship.

“As a candidate, I was abundantly aware of the requirements placed upon me by the Constitution,” he said.

“I discussed them at length with party officials and with my family, and I spent a considerable amount of time and money ensuring that I obeyed the law.

“It really wasn’t that difficult.

“In the interests of full disclosure, I am making my own renunciation paperwork public.

“Madeleine needs to respect the electors of Brand, and fess up.

“If she has nothing to hide, she will make her own renunciation paperwork public without further delay.”

Ms King said she followed the rules to ensure she was eligible.

“I completed a Form RN Declaration of Renunciation of British citizenship on 29 March 2016,” she said.

“It was dispatched to the UK Home Office on 1 April 2016 by International Express Post and it arrived at the Home Office on 4 April 2016.

“The Home Office confirmed the renunciation on 19 May.

“I therefore took all necessary steps to renounce British citizenship prior to nomination.

“I am happy to comply with the requirements put in place by the Parliament regarding citizenship.”

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