Liberal Senate candidate Zed Seselja is stamping his tiny feet at Green candidate Simon Sheikh over exactly how long Simon was in the Labor party before transitioning through “progressive activist” to Green:
Today’s edition of The Australian shows that there are serious conflicts between Mr Sheikh’s account of his previous Labor Party membership and Labor’s membership records cited today by NSW Labor General Secretary, Sam Dastyari .
The Canberra Times yesterday reported Mr Sheikh as saying he joined the Labor Party on 1 November 2004 for one year. However Mr Dastyari today states that Mr Sheikh joined the Labor Party on 2 April 2004 and that he renewed his membership on 1 November 2005 – apparently for 3 years.
Yesterday the Canberra Times also reported Mr Sheikh alleges he resigned his Labor Party membership on 5 September 2008, 10 days before starting at GetUp! Mr Dastyari however states that Mr Sheikh resigned his membership on 26 November 2008 – which was 2 months after Mr Sheikh started at GetUp!
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These inconsistencies show that this issue is about Simon Sheikh’s credibility.
@simonsheikh what kind of a creep harangues a receptionist, constructs a half-truth he thinks is believable and then puts them in the paper.
— Sam Dastyari (@samdastyari) April 16, 2013