Night Talk: Mitch Harris opening comments, Monday 15th October 2018.
Tonight: Do you think Simon Bridges will hang on to the National leadership after today's events? Who do you think should lead the Party if he's not the right person?
- 'Sooner rather than later': Winston Peters says Ross saga will end Simon Bridges' leadership
- 'Disloyal disgrace': Judith Collins, Maggie Barry slam Jami-Lee Ross' 'appalling' tweets
- Simon Bridges says Jami-Lee Ross leaked his expenses
- Read the full report into Simon Bridges' leaked expenses
Simon Bridges has claimed Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross was behind the leak of his expenses report in August.
But Mr Ross has disputed this in a series of posts on Twitter, and accused Mr Bridges of "unlawful activity".
"The evidence establishes Jami-Lee Ross is the person who leaked the expenses and the sender of the text message," Mr Bridges said on Monday afternoon.
Mr Bridges said he visited Mr Ross on Monday morning with deputy leader Paula Bennett to discuss the report, but was not satisfied with the Botany MP's explanation of events. He said the National caucus will consider Mr Ross' future, including possible suspension.
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