The MP for the Sydney seat of Bennelong could be a a UK citizen by descent through his English-born father

Liberal MP John Alexander is checking whether he is a dual citizen, according to a Fairfax Media report noting his father was born in Britain and is likely to have conferred citizenship by descent on him.

If Alexander establishes he holds British citizenship it would trigger a byelection in the Sydney seat of Bennelong, which is held on a margin of 9.72%, and further imperil the Coalition’s grip on power after the high court ruled Barnaby Joyce was not eligible.

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