News just out that the Police have said there is not enough evidence to lay charges against Darren Hughes.
As someone who likes Darren, I am pleased he is not going to face a trial and possible prison over the complaint, just as I was pleased Richard Worth did not have to either.
I am aware though that there was a complainant who it seems had a nasty enough experience that he felt a complaint was warranted. He will not be having such a good day today.
It is a sad that this encounter resulted in Darren being forced out of Parliament. I regarded him as a good MP. If Phil Goff had suspended Darren straight away, then it is quite possible that Darren would have been able to now continue on as an MP, even if not necessarily in the same roles of chief whip and education spokesperson.