Greens rising star quits deputy leader race after father jailed for rape

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Aimee Challenor withdraws after father’s conviction for torturing and raping 10-year-old girl

A rising young member of the Greens has pulled out of the race to become the party’s deputy leader after her father, who was previously her election agent, was jailed for abusing and raping a child.

Aimee Challenor, the Greens’ equalities spokeswoman and among the frontrunners to become deputy leader, said she had had no idea about the crimes but was withdrawing from the race to prevent the election process becoming “dominated by what my father has done”.

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