Denise Lee leaked email against Judith Collins and Maungakiekie results

Denise Lee beat Priyanca Radhakrishnan, who is a Labour list MP, by 580 candidate votes on Saturday, hanging on to Maungakiekie seat.

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Denise recently courted controversy when an email from her criticising the National Party leader Judith Collins was leaked.

Criticising a policy announced to review the local body, Lee had called it a “highly problematic idea”, a “nightmare” and “another working group”. She said bypassing her was “incredibly poor form and displayed a shockingly bad example of poor culture”.

She letter addressed her leaked email in a statement:

Following the election result, a Twitter user praised her, saying she arguably ran the best campaign of any Nat. “Her email play was a masterstroke. She knew it would leak,” a user wrote.

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