Comment on Electoral Commission case
4 December 2013
Comment on Electoral Commission
Labour has today been advised the Electoral
Commission has referred a tweet I made on Saturday to the
Police, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.
this is a routine part of the Commission’s process.
will be co-operating fully with any inquiry and won’t be
making any further statement on this matter as it is now
part of a formal process,” David Cunliffe
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