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Lees-Galloway gets his marching orders, the ministerial team gets a shake-up, but NZ First does not get Immigration

24/07/2020

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Hot off the press, as we were preparing this Beehive bulletin, came a statement from Iain Lees-Galloway which had not been posted on the Beehive website.   It came hard on the heels of a statement from the PM which announced Lees-Galloway has been dismissed and her ministerial team had been reshuffled.

Carmel Sepuloni will become the Minister for ACC, Andrew Little will become the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety and Kris Faafoi will become Minister for Immigration.

New Zealand First will be disappointed.  Winston Peters at the weekend had declared his party’s special interest in the Immigration portfolio.

But what prompted the ministerial reshuffle?

It transpires the PM had been given cause to question the hapless Lees-Galloway and her Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety had confirmed a consensual relationship with someone who had previously worked in his office and had been based in one…

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