5 Nov 2018

New tape of Jami-Lee Ross, Bridges, Bennett leaked

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 5 November 2018

A taped conversation between former National MP Jami-Lee Ross and party leader Simon Bridges and his deputy Paula Bennett shows the leadership tried to keep their internal problems out of the public eye. Extracts of the conversation were broadcast by Newshub's AM Show on Monday morning. Newshub says it was recorded early last month as National was negotiating with Mr Ross over the terms on which he'd take leave from Parliament and Ms Bennett suggests citing either medical or family reasons.