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Key losing his charm - politics professor

Thursday 18 Feb 2016 11:47 a.m.

Leaked National Party emails show division among MPs over the Prime Minister’s flag change. A crisis meeting has been held to give the campaign a boost.

An email obtained by Newshub shows that only 32 out of 59 National MPs were invited to a meeting about changing the flag today -- meaning about 54 percent of Mr Key's Caucus is in support.

Auckland University’s associate professor of politics Jennifer Lees Marshment joined Paul Henry to discuss the problem.

She says it appears as though the Prime Minister’s losing his ability to win over the New Zealand public with his charm.