The Panel: Should National be concerned?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 5 Jun 2021, 3:51PM
Jake Bezzant ran unsuccessfully for the Upper Harbour seat in 2020. (Photo / Supplied)
Jake Bezzant ran unsuccessfully for the Upper Harbour seat in 2020. (Photo / Supplied)

The Panel: Should National be concerned?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 5 Jun 2021, 3:51PM

National candidate Jake Bezzant has parted ways with the political party following explosive claims that he impersonated his ex-partner online, shared explicit photos and even pretended to be her during cyber sex.

Bezzant's former partner, Tarryn Flintoft, with whom he has a son, has gone public with the claims in an hour-long podcast shared online this week.

Bezzant, who unsuccessfully ran for the Upper Harbour seat last election, told the Herald there is no truth to the accusations.

Mark Crysel joined the Weekend Collective to discuss this and the week's hot news topics.

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