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NSW Greens candidate pulls out of election and deletes social media accounts
Bradley Stanton was set to run in Wollongong at the March state election.
Greens candidate for the seat of Wollongong, Bradley Stanton, has pulled out of the state election and deleted his social media accounts.
No explanation appears to have been given, with Stanton - a 'Nowra-based restaurateur,' according to The Daily Telegraph - previously running for the party as a Shoalhaven council candidate.
Stanton's Twitter account and Facebook page have now been deleted, and a page on the Illawarra Greens website promoting his candidacy now comes up with a message saying it "could not be found".
Wollongong is currently held by Labor MP Paul Scully, who won the seat last election on primary vote alone - with 50.11% of the total vote.
Then-Greens candidate Benjamin Arcioni increased the party's vote by 3.25% to 12.80% in the seat, behind the Liberal's Zachary Fitzpatrick at 22.22%.
It comes right at the same time another NSW election candidate, Labor's Caroline Yarnell in Manly, also pulled out of the election.
The Greens currently have 3 lower house and 3 upper house seats in the NSW Parliament.
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