Residents reveal thoughts on Barry Urban

Residents reveal thoughts on Barry Urban

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Member for Darling Range, Barry Urban attending Remembrance Day services in Serpentine Jarrahdale.

In recent weeks Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale residents have been calling on Member for Darling Range Barry Urban to resign following revelations he wore a medal he was not entitled to at a Remembrance Day service in Byford last month.

They are calling for the MP to leave politics altogether despite Mr Urban resigning from the Labor Party and seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Mr Urban came under fire for disrespecting veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces.

At the time he had also claimed completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree at Leeds University and a postgraduate degree in police studies at Portsmouth University but both institutions have since confirmed he was not listed as a former student on their records.

Mr Urban was unavailable for comment.

Many residents took to social media calling for his complete resignation from politics with some asking for a by-election.

Examiner Newspapers took to the streets of Byford to find out what residents thought about Mr Urban.

Richard Clayton Canning, Byford:
I think that Barry Urban is absolutely disgraceful. I come from a military family, my grandparents on both sides served, many on my mum’s side of the family have served in the forces. What Barry’s done is disgusting.

Karen Parkinson, Byford:
I think he should not be in politics. He has lied, so I suppose he’s in the right job being a politician but jokes aside, many customers have come into the shop and I’ve heard them say they’re not happy with him because they thought he was a different person than what he actually is.

Trevor Senior, Mardella:
I think he should resign.

Helen, Jarrahdale:
I believe he should resign, I believe he’s not trustworthy and he’s lied about what he’s done.