Madeleine West ‘withdraws from the NSW State Parliament race as she ends her fledgling political career’
EXCLUSIVE: Madeleine West ‘quit her budding political career when she dropped out of the NSW State Parliament race to focus on podcasting about exposing pedophiles’
Madeleine West is said to be saying goodbye to her budding political career, almost a year after announcing her intention to seek a place in the New South Wales state parliament.
Daily Mail Australia has exclusively obtained a yet-to-be-released statement from the Neighbors star, 42, explaining that she is shifting her focus to a new podcast about pedophiles.
In the leaked statement, she described how she had spent the past year meeting with members of the Ballina community with a plan to run for the NSW Parliament.
Daily Mail Australia has exclusively obtained a previously written statement from Madeleine West, 42, about her decision to withdraw from the race to the New South Wales State Parliament.
“The past months have shown me that Parliament is not the best platform for me to make changes at the moment,” she explained, before adding that she would no longer contest the seat in Ballina.
My passion and commitment to my community has not diminished. This was a difficult decision to make, driven by personal matters that currently need my full focus.
“As a mother of six, Parliament Hill is not the best place for me at this point in my family’s life.”
The former Neighbors star appears to be shifting her focus to her new podcast, Predatory, which is all about exposing pedophiles and sexual predators.
The actress said her time could be better spent “in our community” rather than “weeks in Sydney”.
I am still an advocate and ally. I remain committed to equality and opportunity – my focus remains on domestic violence awareness and being a committed environmental activist.
Madeline added that she is now focusing on her new Predator podcast, which is all about exposing pedophiles and sexual predators.
“As a mother of six, Parliament House is not the best place for me at this point in my family’s life,” she explained in the leaked statement.
She co-hosts Predatory alongside former police detective Gary Jubelin.
Last April, the star appeared on Channel 10’s The Project to discuss her intentions of starting a political career.
I believe that politics is for the people and it is about being their voice. ‘You don’t need a qualification to become a parliamentarian,’ she said at the time.
Last April, the star appeared on Channel 10’s The Project (pictured) to discuss her intentions of starting a political career
“On the surface, you just need accountability, you need to care about your community, and you need a will to make people feel safe.”
The Byron Bay resident said she was inspired to take action after participating in a flood clean-up on the NSW North Coast.
Where I live, I’m running for Ballina’s seat. loods and wildfires have hit us and the pandemic has brought my community to its knees.”
The star added, “I care about sustainability, the future, and opportunity and I care about being accountable and accountable for your actions, and I care about the prosperity of my community and a sense of security.”
“I’m fortunate to have a national platform, yes, but I think that makes me uniquely qualified to highlight local issues because realistically what we’ve been through is a microcosm that the rest of Australia can expect to experience.”
Madeline co-hosts Predatory alongside former police detective Gary Jubelin. pictured together