9 Aug 2022

National leader on Uffindell: "I should have been told"

From Nine To Noon, 10:55 am on 9 August 2022
Sam Uffindell

Photo: Hagen Hopkins

The National party leader Christopher Luxon has just fronted media over the revelations about the Tauranga MP Sam Uffindell.

Sam Uffindell was kicked out of Auckland's King's College when he was 16, for taking part in a violent assault of a 13-year-old.

Mr Uffindell told the National Party about the incident before he was selected.

But Mr Luxon has told media that as leader, he should have been told about it, and so should voters in the Tauranga by-election.

Susie speaks with RNZ Political Editor Jane Patterson.