Jacqui Lambie may resign in next 24 hours over dual citizenship

Jacqui Lambie could quit within 24 hours

Citizenship saga: Senator Jacqui Lambie could be the next to leave Parliament

However she is awaiting confirmation from British Authorities. "So I'm going to have another swing at it and we will see how we go this time", she told Tasmanian radio, 89.3 LAFM Launceston.

Jacqui Lambie's four-year and oft-controversial run as a Tasmanian Senator has come to an end with an emotional resignation speech to federal parliament.

Last week, Ms Lambie revealed her father was born in Scotland, but said at the time she had no concerns she might be a dual citizen and insisted her affairs were in order.

"I love my father to death and hope to not blame him for this. He has done nothing for which to apologise and he has been my strongest supporter, my loudest cheer squad and my closest advisor".

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Turns out the wee girl is a Scot thanks to her dad being born in Scotland before emigrating to Tasmania as a young boy.

"It's not because of him that I am leaving this place".

"I've worked hard to be a voice for those who don't get much of a voice in this chamber", she said. "It's because of him that I am here in the first place".

The Tasmanian floated running in the lower-house seat of Braddon in the event the Labor incumbent, Justine Keay, was forced to resign because of a dual citizenship.

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The citizenship crisis has so far claimed two lower house MPs - Barnaby Joyce and John Alexander - forcing December byelections in their seats of New England and Bennelong respectively, and plunging the Turnbull government into precarious minority rule.

If it's found that Senator Lambie held United Kingdom citizenship by descent and failed to renounce it before entering Parliament, she would likely be found ineligible to sit in the Senate.

Cory Bernardi revealed he knew of another senator who was aware of their dual-citizenship and had not disclosed it to parliament, fuelling speculation it was Lambie.

Her replacement in the Senate will be determined by the High Court.

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"I'm happy to put on record that I'm satisfied that my parents are both Australian citizens and I have no concerns about me being a dual citizen because of where they were born or came from", she told Tasmania's Examiner newspaper. The next candidate on the ticket is Devonport mayor Steve Martin.

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