How well do we really know our politicians, and the personal values and experiences they bring to decisions that affect us all?
Newshub Nation's Backstory series goes behind the scenes into the lives, homes and childhood photo albums of our political leaders.
He's been stabbed by a samurai sword, fought ISIS on the rooftops in Iraq, and lost a treasured brother.
National's Mark Mitchell is a former Defence Minister, now the member for Whangaparaoa and he's been a leadership contender more than once.
Finn Hogan sat down with him to hear his Backstory.
Watch the video.
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