Labour’s Mt Roskill byelection candidate Michael Wood has been in the news recently over these allegations – Mt Roskill byelection heats up with claims of ‘manhandling’ and threats
Labour’s Mt Roskill byelection candidate Michael Wood has been accused of swearing at and “manhandling” the husband of his National Party rival after a heated candidates’ debate.
Wood has strongly denied physically touching the husband of National MP and Mt Roskill candidate Parmjeet Parmar – but has admitted there was a “robust” altercation after he took exception to comments about his wife.
National Party member and businessman Graham Collins told the Herald he was one of several people to see the confrontation, which he said came about when Wood approached Parmar from behind and, firmly gripping his arms, turned him around.
“I saw him man-handling Mr Parmar … I heard him threaten him,” Collins said. “He had a good grip on him, both arms. Mr Parmar had his back to him, he grabbed him from behind and turned him around. He kept swearing at him and threatening him.
Those are very specific and detailed allegations. Fortunately video of the event has just emerged, and we can see that the claims are complete rubbish. Michael Wood’s account is correct.
I trust the truth will be reported by all the media that reported the lies.