9 Jul 2020

Commentator on National Party leak of personal details

From Morning Report, 8:18 am on 9 July 2020

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker has decided not to run for re-election after it was revealed he leaked the details of Covid-19 patients.

Former National Party President Michelle Boag has resigned from her campaign and electorate roles in the Auckland Central seat, held by deputy leader Nikki Kaye.

Boag has confessed to leaking the patients' details to Walker, who then leaked them to media.

Liam Hehir is a Palmerston North lawyer and conservative political commentator.