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Jacqui Lambie to resign from Senate after British citizenship confirmed


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Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie says she will resign from the Federal Parliament over dual citizenship concerns.

Her father was born in Scotland, which means she is entitled to British citizenship by descent.

Senator Lambie had previously released a statement saying she was satisfied her parents were both Australian citizens.

But she told Grant Broadcasters radio this morning that she realised she may have had a problem while going back over her father's history following the resignation of Stephen Parry from the Senate.

The senator made enquiries with the UK Home Office about her status yesterday.

She has ruled out running in the upcoming Tasmanian election, but left open the option of another tilt at federal politics, saying she may consider running in the seat of Braddon if Labor MP Justine Keay is forced to resign over her citizenship.

More to come.

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