ELECTION 2020: Paula Bennett calls it quits

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 29 Jun 2020

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 29 Jun 2020
The change of National Party leadership has claimed its first scalp with former deputy party leader Paula Bennett announcing she will not stand for re-election on Sept. 19. Replaced by Nikki Kaye as deputy when Todd Muller wrested the party leadership from Simon Bridges on May 22, she was also swiftly replaced by Gerry Brownlee as the chair of the party's election campaign committee. She had sought only to stand on the National Party list, which has not yet been published and is likely to have undergone significant change since the switch...
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