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Sam Newman flags Melbourne Lord Mayor run

Provocative AFL Footy Show host Sam Newman is reportedly considering running for Melbourne Lord Mayor after the former one stood down amid sexual harassment allegations.

Newman has told News Corp he is considering a tilt at the job on a platform of getting rid of homelessness in the CBD, cleaning up graffiti and ignoring minority group agendas.

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The Lord Mayor role is empty after Robert Doyle resigned while fighting allegations of sexual harassment.

Moreland City councillor Oscar Yildiz confirmed he would run to be lord mayor, state Labor MP and former emergency services minister Jane Garrett said she had been approached to run, while acting Lord Mayor Arron Wood had yet to confirm if he would contest.

Former City of Melbourne councillor Tessa Sullivan in December claimed sexual misconduct by the then lord mayor against her and colleague Cathy Oke and the allegations are being investigated.

AAP

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