The Green Party has been left pleading with its now-ex member, Darleen Tana, to resign from Parliament after an elongated investigation into the MP’s links with migrant exploitation claims.

Stuff investigation, published in March, revealed links between Tana and migrant exploitation allegations at her husband’s bike shop. Stuff also revealed Tana had been directly involved in the hiring of migrant workers who claimed to have been exploited while working for her husband Christian Hoff-Nielsen.

The executive summary of the report has been released to those involved before it is made public.

Stuff understands it supports the evidence given by multiple workers of the issues at the bike stores around pay and conditions, and is damning of both Hoff-Nielsen and Tana and states clearly that Tana was involved in the business long after her official resignation in 2019, and that she ought to have informed the Greens much earlier and much more fully than she did.

It’s understood the report says she never declared any potential conflict of interest between her Parliamentary duties and the business.

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