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Nick Smith quitting as MP after 'verbal altercation'

Ian Llewellyn
Mon, 31 May 2021

Ian Llewellyn
Mon, 31 May 2021
National MP Nick Smith is leaving Parliament partly due to a staff employment incident which he described as a verbal altercation.Smith is the longest continuing sitting MP after being elected in 1990.He said in a statement he decided to retire for personal and professional reasons, including an inquiry into an employment issue.“Parliamentary Services have been conducting a confidential inquiry into a verbal altercation in my Wellington office last July that has not concluded, Smith said.“I was advised on Friday that the inquiry and...

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