ELECTION 2020: Lees-Galloway sacked; funds use to be checked

Gavin Evans
Wed, 22 Jul 2020

Gavin Evans
Wed, 22 Jul 2020
Ministerial Services is to be asked to establish whether any public funds may have been used to sustain a relationship that former Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway had with a former staff member. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has sacked Lees-Galloway, citing the “entirely inappropriate” relationship and the poor judgement she said he had shown in sustaining that relationship over a period of 12 months. Ardern said she had asked whether there had been any financial impropriety connected with the relationship and had been adv...

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