Police investigating National Party board member

The Todd Barclay plot has just got thicker. National Party board member Glenda Hughes was already linked to the saga in the Clutha-Southland electorate, but she has now been included in the police investigation.

Newshub:  Police to investigate board member over Todd Barclay saga

Police are now investigating National Party board member Glenda Hughes over her role in the Todd Barclay saga, Newshub has learned.

It was widely reported at the time that Ms Dickson claimed to have been contacted by Ms Hughes, who allegedly told her that a police complaint would only cause problems for the National Government.

Ms Hughes also allegedly said if Ms Dickson withdrew the complaint, police would not have a case.

The latest information emerged in an Official Information Act (OIA) request from the Green Party to police.

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei, who received the OIA request, calls it a significant development.

Yes, it is a significant revelation (it sounds like it was already a development).

No wonder Bill English tried to appear to remain as distant as possible.

17 Comments

  1. Corky

     /  July 7, 2017

    Glenda Hughes knows the ropes. A hard bitten Tory women, she will lead the police on a rabbit hunt….in the Southland wilderness.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  July 7, 2017

      An ex policewoman as well.

      • Corky

         /  July 7, 2017

        Aye.

        • Gezza

           /  July 7, 2017

          Hard to say. Don’t a few cops get themselves into trouble every now & then, coming the raw prawn n stuff when they shouldn’t have off-duty. Then finding the back-up they expected isn’t there?

          • Corky

             /  July 8, 2017

            Sometimes. But Hughes is connected to an institution, not a political party. An institution called the National Party.

  2. Tipene

     /  July 7, 2017

    Perverting the course of justice -she is gone as well.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  July 7, 2017

      Rubbish. If she said what is reported above she was simply stating the facts.

      • alloytoo

         /  July 7, 2017

        Indeed, I thought we encouraged people to resolve issues through negotiation.

      • Tipene

         /  July 8, 2017

        “Undue influence”

      • Blazer

         /  July 8, 2017

        2 lightweight heavyweight s ..Paula “zip it sweetie ‘ and Glendale. ..”that’s a curly one”..the bar is not. .high.

  3. Tipene

     /  July 7, 2017

    Turei looks like Beaker from the Muppets with that new haircut of hers – check out the video link to Newshub above.

    “It’s time to put on make-up, it’s time to light the lights…..”

    • Blazer

       /  July 8, 2017

      Glenda looks like Most World.Bennett looks like she fell in a tub..of. .natural…glow.

      • Ray

         /  July 8, 2017

        Are you being a racist again blazer?

  4. Patzcuaro

     /  July 7, 2017

    Time to get the telescopes out and check out the latest black hole Clutha-Southland.

  5. duperez

     /  July 7, 2017

    “No wonder Bill English tried to appear to remain as distant as possible”?

    This is his subtle way of doing that? Do you think anyone will notice any little discrepancies?

    Told Parliament on 21 June regarding Todd Barclay matter, “I do not know what the dispute was or how it was settled”?
    Told Parliament that he did not know the dispute had been settled, when his own text messages reveal that he knew Glenys Dickson had received a settlement payment “larger than normal, because of the privacy breach.”
    Told Parliament that he did not know what the dispute was about, when, over a year earlier, he had been interviewed by the Police about the matter and told them that the allegations Todd Barclay had recorded Glenys Dickson’s conversations were a reason for her leaving the position.
    (According to what came up in the House this week.)

    • Gezza

       /  July 7, 2017

      Somebody had a spare gas tank by the look of things. There might be a few kms for this jalopy to run yet.

  6. lurcher1948

     /  July 7, 2017

    It’s all right when the national party does it…