10 Feb 2017

Poto Williams 'a principled woman', says Jackson

4:18 pm on 10 February 2017

Labour's high profile candidate Willie Jackson has spoken about his meeting with colleague Poto Williams, saying they had a positive conversation and are committed to working together.

Poto Williams, left, and Willie Jackson.

Poto Williams, left, and Willie Jackson. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly / Supplied

Ms Williams flew to Auckland on Wednesday night and visited Mr Jackson at Waatea Marae in Mangere.

Earlier in the week Ms Williams publicly criticised Mr Jackson after it was announced he would be a Labour candidate, because of comments he made during the so-called 'Roastbusters' investigation into under-age sex.

Mr Jackson apologised again for any hurt and yesterday Ms Williams also apologised to her party for the way she went about it.

Mr Jackson said he wanted her to have a kōrero with him.

"Those decisions are her decisions but I reiterate I think she is a good woman, principled women and passionate woman and I only wish her well."

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