NZ opposition leader accused of concealing $100,000 political donation

Former chief whip launches extraordinary public attack, alleging Simon Bridges also made up sexual harassment claims

The tenure of New Zealand’s opposition leader, Simon Bridges, appears to be hanging by a thread after he was accused by a fellow MP and former chief whip of concealing electoral donations and fabricating sexual harassment allegations.

In an extraordinary media conference that lasted nearly an hour, the National party’s Jami-Lee Ross said Bridges was a “corrupt” politician who was unfit to ever be prime minister. He accused him of concealing a NZ$100,000 (£50,000) party donation and the identity of donors as well as fabricating sexual harassment claims against Ross.

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