Bill English remains as National leader

The National Party caucus today chose the status quo over leadership, with Bill English confirmed to remain as leader unopposed, and also Paula remains as deputy.

This is sensible at this stage. They may revisit this in a year or so, with the party and English deciding whether to continue as they are through to the next election or not.

It could depend on how settled or anxious the National MPs become as the term progresses.

English and others should be keeping in mind the disaster for National in the last term they lost power, in 1999-2002, when after English rolled Jenny Shipley their support plummeted.

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  1. Gezza

     /  24th October 2017

    Safe pair of hands.
    Stab-proof vest.
    Ok for now.

  2. Blazer

     /  24th October 2017

    fantastic news..wants to be a 3 time loser.Bennett hanging in at no.2..even better.

    • Corky

       /  24th October 2017

      Be careful what you wish for, Blazer. National are still smarting from being losers. Once they get over that, get to relax…..the joys of what they will be able to inflict on the government will dawn on them.

      Looking forward to Jacinda getting a good slapping from the Tory women every time she opens her mouth in the house. National won’t get far for the first 8 months. Things will pick up around budget time.

  3. Corky

     /  24th October 2017

    There you go. That wasn’t hard was it!


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