Cabinet got it wrong and at this point in the election cycle it’s simply not prepared to waste political capital, writes Jessica Mutch McKay.
Sharma told 1News he wants to further consult with his constituents in Hamilton West before deciding to stay on as an independent MP or trigger a by-election.
It is understood that two bodies, a New Zealander and an American, were close to the Russian line.
1News’ political editor Jessica Mutch McKay explains what will happen to MP Gaurav Sharma now the Labour Party cushion has been ripped out from under him.
The Labour Party is considering a motion to expel the Hamilton West MP from the caucus.