Labour MP Winnie Laban accepted a job at Victoria University before she told her party leader and colleagues of plans to leave politics by the end of the year.

The MP for Mana said she saw an advertisement in the New Zealand Herald for the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Pasifika at Victoria University about two months ago, applied, and was accepted three weeks ago.

She told Labour leader Phil Goff about two weeks ago. Other Labour MPs and party president Andrew Little were told yesterday.

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