24 Aug 2018

Simon Bridges' expenses leak: live update at Parliament

From Nine To Noon, 9:32 am on 24 August 2018
Simon Bridges, National Party Leader

Simon Bridges, National Party Leader Photo: VNP / Phil Smith

The National leader Simon Bridges fronts up to media over the latest twist in the expenses leak controversy.

A person claiming to be a National MP has sent Mr Bridges an anonymous text confessing to being responsible, but they've begged for the inquiry into the leak to be called off saying they have mental health problems and don't want to be exposed publicly.

Simon Bridges says the police told him on Sunday they had worked out the identity of the anonymous texter but they would not tell him who it was.

Lynn Freeman is also joined by RNZ's political editor, Jane Patterson.