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August 15, 2022 21 mins

A week is a long time in politics – and what a week it has been for our major parties. 

National’s post-conference buzz was quickly dampened after it was revealed the party’s newest MP, Sam Uffindell, had been asked to leave an elite private school as a teenager due to bullying. 

The news took the heat off of Labour’s poor poll results – until one of the party’s own MPs, Gaurav Sharma, blasted top Labour MPs and Parliamentary staff over claims of bullying.  

So what exactly is going on with these scandals, and do these incidents highlight a need for a culture change in Labour and National? 

Today, NZ Herald political editor Claire Trevett joins Damien to explain what’s going on with our two major parties. 

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Host: Damien Venuto
Editor: Paddy Fox 
Executive Producer: Ethan Sills

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