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Family illness forces Kerryn Phelps to drop out of Sydney mayoral race



Dr Kerryn Phelps has ended her bid to become Sydney’s Lord Mayor, saying she needs to care for a family member facing health problems.

The former federal member for Wentworth said was devastated to have to make the decision to withdraw her nomination for Lord Mayor against political rival Clover Moore in the September election.

“I am sad to have to announce that I will not be nominating for the position of Lord Mayor for the City of Sydney in the September 2021 election,” Phelps announced on her Facebook page on Sunday evening.

“I need to be present over the coming months to help manage a health issue for a close family member.

“I am devastated at the timing as I have been working towards this election for the past five years, but…

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