It's Darren

Darren Hughes has revealed that the Labour MP under investigation is him.

List MP Darren Hughes has confirmed he is the senior MP at the centre of a police investigation.

Labour MPs closed ranks last night and refused to comment about allegations that police were investigating an incident involving a senior Labour MP.

Stuff.co.nz understands the complainant was an 18-year-old male who has had links to Labour. It relates to a late-night incident last week.

In a statement this morning, Hughes said he was aware of the complaint made to police and had done nothing wrong.

He is understood to have taken leave from Parliament and was not at his usual address this morning.

Police last night refused to comment and were still not commenting this morning.

Hughes said he was revealing his own name because it was unfair that his colleagues should be subject to speculation and suspicion.

Good on Darren for not allowing idle speculation to cast aspersions on other MPs. However it remains to be seen whether or not he can sustain his assurances that he has done nothing wrong given the nature of the allegations.

 


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