The Liberals ask that the AEC investigate the candidate

The Liberal Party will ask the Australian Electoral Commission to investigate an alleged electoral violation by the captain’s choice of Anthony Albanese for a seat in Sydney.

Parramatta Labor candidate Andrew Charlton allegedly broke electoral laws by providing the wrong address to the Australian Electoral Commission.

Charlton had listed a Woollahra rental owned by his wife as his place of residence, but had moved to Parramatta last month.

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese said he hoped “the rules would be respected” when questioned about the alleged breach on Saturday.

In response, a spokesman for the coalition campaign confirmed that the Liberal Party will ask the authorities to investigate the matter.

“This afternoon the Liberal Party will write to the AEC requesting an investigation into possible breaches of election law by Mr Charlton,” the spokesman said.

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