October 19, 2018
Mental health concerns in MP melt-down
Tāmaki Mākaurau MP Peeni Henare says he’s concerned about the mental health of embattled Botany MP Jami Lee Ross.
Mr Ross is set to resign today and run as an independent in the resulting by-election.
on Tuesday he was suspended from the National Party caucus under suspicion of leaking leader Simon Bridges’ travel expenses.
He has since accused Mr Bridges of electoral corruption and releasd a tape of a conversation with him, while National accused Mr Ross of harassing women.
Mr Henare says it comes just a week after Mr Ross took leave from parliament for health reasons.
"If I can say something it would be about people's wellbeing, for those who were affected and for Jami Lee and his whānau about some concerns around his mental health," he says.
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