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Australia Susan Lamb clear to contest by-election after renouncing UK citizenship

23:06  15 may  2018
23:06  15 may  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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You can apply to give up ( renounce ) your British citizenship or status. If accepted you’ll get a ‘declaration of renunciation’ that you can use to show that you’re no longer British. Your right to live in the UK will be affected if you give up citizenship .

Labor's Susan Lamb has had her British citizenship renounced, clearing the way for her to nominate for the by-election for her Queensland seat.

Ms Lamb resigned last week for being a dual citizen and therefore unable to sit in Federal Parliament.

It came, along with the resignations of two other Labor MPs, almost immediately after the High Court ruled colleague Katy Gallagher was ineligible to be in the Senate.

a person sitting at a table: Susan Lamb has finally renounced her UK citizenship. (AAP) © AAP Susan Lamb has finally renounced her UK citizenship. (AAP)

All three were under the same citizenship cloud but had refused to resign, arguing they'd taken all reasonable steps to sever their ties with the UK.

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Susan Lamb clear to contest by - election after renouncing UK citizenship . © AAP Susan Lamb has finally renounced her UK citizenship .

Six months after telling Parliament she was unable to renounce her dual citizenship , former Labor MP Susan Lamb is now no longer a British citizen .

The Labor Party has produced a letter from the British Home Office, formally renouncing Ms Lamb's citizenship.

The Home Office request for her to produce her parents' marriage certificate, showing she'd acquired British citizenship by descent, prompted a tearful reply in parliament, with the former member for Longman explaining she couldn't locate the certificate because her father had died and she was estranged from her mother.

Her mother told The Australian newspaper her daughter hadn't sought help finding the document.

The party submitted a new application to renounce her citizenship hours after she resigned.

Ms Lamb has been endorsed to contest the marginal seat, north of Brisbane. 

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