Statement on the resignation of Deputy Lord Mayor Kerryn Phelps from the Clover Moore Party

By June 27, 2017News

Although we don’t always see eye to eye politically, I know Professor Kerryn Phelps to be a person of integrity, who cares deeply about her community.

It is disappointing but sadly predictable to see Clover Moore launch an unwarranted personal attack on Professor Phelps, who has simply stood up for transparency and accountability in government, principles the Lord Mayor clearly rejects.

Clover Moore has described Professor Phelps’ resignation from the Clover Party as “some of the worst kind of politics I have seen in the Chamber in a long time.” In reality, the only person who has indulged in such behaviour is the Lord Mayor herself, in showing yet again that she cannot tolerate anyone who doesn’t toe her party line.