Jami-Lee Ross taken to mental health care facility by police

News 21/10/2018
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Former National MP Jami-Lee Ross has been taken into a mental health care facility.

Newshub can confirm police took the MP to a facility in Auckland on Sunday.

Mr Ross took leave from Parliament earlier this month for health reasons. He said allegations of sexual harassment levelled at him by National Party leader Simon Bridges led him to have a mental breakdown.

He also accused Mr Bridges of pushing him out when he began to speak up about alleged corruption within the party.

But he told reporters this week he was now fit and had been cleared by a doctor.

A National Party spokesperson would not comment when contacted by Newshub, but told NZME they had been taking Mr Ross's mental health concerns "very seriously".

"That has included seeking advice from medical professionals and involving police wherever necessary to ensure support is made available to Mr Ross."

Mr Ross was kicked out of National's Caucus this week but has remained in Parliament as an independent MP.

Newshub.