20 Jun 2017

Employment dispute involving MP Todd Barclay rears its head

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 20 June 2017

The employment dispute involving the back bench National MP Todd Barclay is coming back to haunt the party. The police investigated a complaint by a former long serving National party staff member in the Clutha Southland electorate, Glenys Dickson, that the MP had secretly recorded private and personal calls from her office.There are reports this morning of a confidential payment to Mrs Dickson, partially from the former Prime Minister John Key's leader's budget, and questions around what Bill English knew at the time. Kathryn speaks with RNZ's deputy political editor Chris Bramwell.