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The acting Labour Party president was on the investigating panel which dismissed initial bullying and harassment complaints.

Labour President Nigel Haworth resigned on Wednesday over his handling of sexual assault allegations, and Tracey McLellan was put in place as the temporary new boss.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed the role could be short lived.

On Wednesday Labour Party General Secretary Andre Anderson told Stuff the constitution did not provide for an official acting president.

Until a new president could be elected at the party conference in November, senior vice presidents McLellan and Tane Phillips will have to step up, he said.

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