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Labor calls for Brooks to stand down

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Labor's unloading on popular Liberal Braddon candidate Adam Brooks after revelations he's being accused of firearms offences.

The former Mining Minister is being summonsed to the Devonport Magistrates Court on what he says is an ammunition storage offence which he's vowing to vigorously defend.

“I am a clay target shooter and I have had a discussion with the police in relation to the storage of ammunition. There are no firearms involved,” the 45-year-old said in a statement.

Premier Peter Gutwein is sticking by Mr Brooks for now, but the Opposition - bloodied and bruised from their tumultuous week on the campaign trail - thinks otherwise. 

“Mr Brooks’ reputation for not telling the truth is very well established and dates back to when he acted with incredible deceit by lying to the then-Premier, lying to the Parliament and lying to those Tasmanians who elected him about his on-going role in his mining business while he was the Mining Minister,” campaign spokesperson Sarah Lovell said. 

Labor is questioning whether Premier Gutwein knew about the charge, before endorsing Mr Brooks for the state election on May 1st.

“Did the Premier, the Minister for Police or any member of the government have any contact with police in relation to Adam Brooks over the past six months before they welcomed him as a candidate?," Ms Lovell said.

“Is Mr Gutwein willing today to provide Tasmanians with the truth or will he shroud this serious issue in his trademark secrecy?"

They're suggesting he won't be disendorsed because he's a major Liberal Party donor. 

Image: Adam Brooks Facebook