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11:02 am, July 22nd, 2020 - 110 comments
Categories: accountability, Deep stuff, election 2020, iain lees galloway, labour, Media, Politics - Tags: Iain Lees-Galloway, labour, resignation
It appears that the Immigration Minister Iain Lees Galloway has resigned.
This follows Judith Collins’ indiscreet leaking to the media this morning of a claim that a Labour Party Minister had been accused of inappropriate behaviour.
More as it comes …
UPDATE: Jacinda Ardern confirms that she has sacked Iain Lees Galloway. He was involved in a consensual relationship with a former staffer. He will not stand at the next election.
UPDATE: Statement from Iain Lees Galloway:
“I accept the Prime Minister’s decision and apologise absolutely. I have acted completely inappropriately in my position and can not continue as a Minister.
I have apologised to my family for letting them down. Please appreciate their privacy. I also apologise to anyone who has been hurt by my actions.”