Patrick Gower kicked David Cunliffe hard in the cods last night, revealing that David Cunliffe has another secret trust, one he has just now decided to discover and declare to on parliaments pecuniary interests register.
What is it with these working class heroes that they forget hundreds of thousands of dollars stashed in secret trusts and offshore bank accounts?
3 News can reveal Labour Party leader David Cunliffe failed to declare a financial trust, as MPs are required to do with investments.
He initially tried to keep the trust off the official record – but was forced to make a late change.
“I’m the beneficiary of the Bozzie Family Trust and a bare trust called ICSL which does savings and investments,” he says.
A check of the latest register of MP’s Pecuniary Interests shows only one of these two was actually declared on time – The Bozzie Trust, which owns his house.
He left out the ICSL trust and was forced to correct the register by making a late declaration posted on the website.
“He needs to be upfront and clear about when he found this trust, why he forgot about it. These are just basic facts that he should tell the public,” says Prime Minister John Key. Â Â Read more »