Stuart Nash's ex-colleague not shocked his loose lips have seen him sacked


28-03-2023 • 6 min

Stuart Nash, former Minister of Police has been removed from Cabinet by the Prime Minister following his fourth breach of the cabinet manual.

This time, Nash is accused of sending top-secret information about cabinet decisions to property investors who had a vested interest in the policy decisions and had also donated money to Nash's political campaign.

Chris Hipkins has not only removed Nash from Cabinet but has also encouraged him to consider resigning from Parliament altogether. Such a move would force a by-election in his Napier seat.

Nash's former colleague Matt McCarten, former chief of staff for the Labour Party, expressed little surprise at Nash's removal from Cabinet. McCarten told Tova O'Brien that Nash was known for having loose lips.

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