8 Jul 2020

National Party leak has a ring of 'dirty politics' - Chris Hipkins

From Morning Report, 6:36 am on 8 July 2020

The admission by National Party MP Hamish Walker he leaked the personal details of Covid-19 patients has a ring of 'dirty politics' according to the Health Minister.

Last night the Clutha-Southland MP admitted to leaking the patient details to the media.

The former National Party president and ex-acting chief executive of Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, Michelle Boag, confirmed she gave the list of quarantined patients to Walker.

Chris Hipkins told reporters it wasn't how MPs should behave.