Watch: 'We failed in our duty of care' – Labour Party President apologises over how party dealt with party youth camp and sexual assault allegations




The Labour Party President says the party handled a February Labour Party youth camp and it's subsequent dealings with sexual assault allegations against young party members badly.

Nigel Haworth spoke alongside Jacinda Ardern today after allegations of sexual assault from the youth camp emerged.
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"We are taking this matter seriously, we understand we failed in our duty of care during and after the event," Nigel Haworth said alongside Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today in Auckland.

The PM says her party is now taking "ownership of the issue" of sexual assault allegations arising from the February event.
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Mr Haworth said he is not intending to offer his resignation, and no one within the Labour Party will be resigning.

Haworth said he has complete confidence in General Secretary General Secretary Andrew Kirton although he was a bit slow off the mark in responding to this incident.

The PM said she would take the photos down.
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