Barry Urban quits WA Parliament before he can be expelled after report highlights years of lying

Darling Range MP Barry Urban walks up the stairs outside State Parliament in front of a red car.Disgraced Darling Range MP Barry Urban has resigned from the WA Parliament after a powerful committee recommended he be expelled for repeatedly lying about his past.

The Legislative Assembly’s Procedure and Privileges Committee made the rare recommendation in a report that examined the truth of statements Mr Urban made in the Parliament.

The report found Mr Urban lied to the public and Parliament for years about his police and military service and his education history.

Among his background details rubbished by the committee was Mr Urban’s claim he served as a war crimes investigator in the Balkans.

via Barry Urban quits WA Parliament before he can be expelled after report highlights years of lying – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)