Fake medal MP Barry Urban to quit Parliament

Barry Urban’s medals.EMBATTLED former Labor MP Barry Urban will quit Parliament tomorrow, ahead of a report into the fake medal scandal which has engulfed his political career since late last year.

It wasrevealed in November that Mr Urban had been wearing a police service medal he wasn’t entitled to — and then lied about how he obtained it.

It is understood Mr Urban has now decided to “put the nightmare behind” him.

“I am paying a hefty price for my mistakes,” he will tell Parliament in a speech tomorrow.

“I’ve had to deal with intense media scrutiny and online harassment.

“Social media posts have been used to intimidate, humiliate and hurt me.”

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