Darren Hughes has resigned as an MP
Labour leader Phil Goff has announced that Darren Hughes is resigning as an MP.
The move comes after two days of speculation following a complaint made against Hughes.
Goff said: “It is just too difficult for him to carry out his parliamentary duties and his duties as member of parliament.”
Hughes met with Goff today and they “both agreed it was best course of action”.
Goff said he still accepted Hughes’ word that he had done nothing wrong, but “the judgement that has to be made is a judgement to be made by the police”.
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