Jacqui Lambie is resigning from the Senate because she's a dual national


An emotional Lambie told a Launceston radio station on Tuesday she would become the eighth MP to be felled by the citizenship fiasco, but she declared: "You can't keep a bloody Lambie down".

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

Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie has foreshadowed her possible resignation on Tuesday as she awaits advice from British authorities over whether she is a United Kingdom citizen by descent through her Scottish-born father.

One of Australia's most colourful politicians could fall on her sword after becoming the latest senator to be ensnared in the citizenship fiasco.

I will be resigning from the Senate.

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"They got onto me about Section 44 and I had to renounce my British citizenship", he said of the party.

A High Court hearing into the matter found the deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, was elected in breach of the Constitution. The deal could see several MPs resign from parliament, forcing by-elections in several seats, and potentially costing the Turnbull government its majority.

"I'm happy to put on the 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 said.

The outgoing senator won't run in the upcoming Tasmanian election, but did not rule out a return to federal politics.

She is now the second Tasmanian senator to force a recount and replacement process, after the departure of Parry.

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Professor George Williams, from the University of NSW, said Mr Martin could be in difficulty because of his local government position.

Lambie, who first entered the senate in 2013 as a member of Clive Palmer's Palmer United Party, left, and was re-elected as an independent senator past year.

Whether a local council position is an "office of profit under the Crown" - a ground for disqualification under the constitution - has been a grey area in constitutional law.

It is expected there could be more referrals to the High Court after the disclosures.

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