Politics

‘Extreme vetting’ in future for National candidates

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 06 Aug 2021

‘Extreme vetting’ in future for National candidates
National Party president Peter Goodfellow's ongoing tenure is not assured. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 06 Aug 2021
Candidates seeking to stand for the National Party will be subject to “more extreme vetting” in future to avoid repeating the string of scandals the party faced at the 2020 general election.The party’s president, Peter Goodfellow, told delegates at the formal opening of National’s 85th national conference, being held over three days in south Auckland this weekend, that it was “critical we get this right” after the “bitter lessons of 2020”.The party was embarrassed by three of its candidates prior...

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