1 Nov 2017

Australia Senate president a dual UK citizen

6:57 pm on 1 November 2017

Australian Senate President Stephen Parry has said he will resign after confirming he is a UK dual citizen.

China's Premier Li Keqiang shakes hands the President of the Senate Stephen Perry (L) at Government House in Canberra on March 23, 2017.

President of the Senate Stephen Parry. Photo: AFP

Mr Parry said in a statement that he believes he was wrongly elected because of his status.

On Friday, the High Court of Australia ruled that five politicians were invalidly elected under the constitution because they held dual citizenship.

Mr Parry inherited British citizenship from his father.