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Claims Against New Zealand First Found Baseless

Claims Against New Zealand First Found Baseless

The Speaker and Parliamentary Services has reached a decision on claims made against New Zealand First and the Party Leader’s Office. They found the claims to be baseless.

New Zealand First is disappointed that both it, and Parliamentary Services, have been forced into an extensive, time-wasting exercise because of baseless claims by a disgruntled member of Parliament, Brendan Horan.

“New Zealand First’s parliamentary staff have been put through unnecessary scrutiny, because of these claims,” says the Leader of New Zealand First, Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“This has been a disgraceful abuse by an MP of the process around parliamentary funding, and New Zealand First is concerned at the undue media attention and time this MP’s abuse of process has been given.”

New Zealand First notes that the National Government gave over some if its question time in Parliament to Mr Horan to enable him to make a number of baseless allegations.

New Zealand First believes that MP and the Government should now apologise to New Zealand First, the Speaker, and the public for these dirty underhand tactics.

ENDS


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