Move was 'unexpected' – Horan's lawyer
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 7:00p.m.
Brendan Horan has been expelled from the New Zealand First caucus. He is a list MP and no charges have been laid against him.
Reportedly, the issues surround money his mother won playing lotto.
Campbell Live has not seen the source material, but the Sunday Star Times has detailed accusations that Mr Horan's mother moved to recover money from him just prior to her death in August.
Party leader Winston Peters today said: "The information we have received leaves me in a position where I have no confidence in Mr Horan's ability to continue as a member of Parliament, and he will be expelled from the New Zealand First caucus forthwith."
The public does not know what that information is, and Mr Peters declined Campbell Live’s invitation to for an interview tonight.
John Campbell discussed the issue with Mr Horan's lawyer, Paul Mabey, QC.
Watch the video for the full interview.
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11/12/2012 11:31:02 p.m.
Nap de La Torre wrote:
Mr. Peters should lay down all the proofs of what he said to be worthy of Mr. Horan's resigning from Parliament. The guy should be afforded due process- the word Peters is not a stranger of.
5/12/2012 1:18:42 p.m.
Winston would have been treating this issue very carefully. The evidence is no doubt overwhelming and Winston would've had no choice but to sack him immediately. That's what you are supposed to do to run a tight ship. There are some circumstances which would need quick action, this is one of them.
5/12/2012 9:37:40 a.m.
Irrespective of the truth or otherwise of the allegations, it is unfair of Peters to sack Horan WITHOUT letting him know first. According to the lawyer, Horan heard of Peters decision and announcement through the media. Oh, dear!
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