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Michael Johnsen resigns from NSW Parliament triggering by-election

New South Wales Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen has resigned from Parliament after being accused of rape and seeking a sex worker to visit him at state parliament.

The Nationals MP moved to the crossbench last week after it was revealed he is the subject of a police investigation into a rape allegation.


He has now quit the Parliament altogether after pressure from Deputy Premier John Barilaro, and several further allegations emerged against him.

Mr. Johnsen’s resignation will trigger a by-election for his Upper Hunter seat, which is currently held by the Nationals on a slight 2.6 percent margin.

Labor, the Shooters, and One Nation are all likely to field candidates.

As a result of his resignation, the Berejiklian Government has been reduced to 46 seats in the Lower House. It will need to retain Upper Hunter to return to majority control.

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