Kiwi MP sex scan­dal

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

THE New Zealand Labour party’s chief whip, Dar­ren Hughes, has re­signed from par­lia­ment amid al­le­ga­tions of a sex­ual in­ci­dent in­volv­ing an 18-year-old male stu­dent.

Labour leader Phil Goff an­nounced the res­ig­na­tion yes­ter­day af­ter­noon at a hastily called press con­fer­ence at his Auck­land elec­toral of­fice.

Hughes was ‘‘ adamant’’ he had com­mit­ted of­fence, Goff said.

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