John Robertson stands down as NSW Opposition Leader

Opposition Leader John Robertson.
Opposition Leader John Robertson. JoJo Newby

NEW South Wales Opposition Leader John Robertson has resigned, saying it is clear he has lost the support of his senior colleagues.  

Mr Robertson had been facing growing internal pressure to resign after revelations he sent a letter to a government department on behalf of Martin Place gunman Man Haron Monis.  

Monis was killed after he held 17 people hostages in the Lindt Chocolate cafe in central Sydney for more than 16 hours last week.  

It emerged on Monday that Mr Robertson sent a letter in 2011 asking for Monis to have a supervised visit with his children while an apprehended violence order (AVO) and family court proceedings were against him.  

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