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Who will replace Bill English as National Party leader?

16 February 2018

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

By Gladys Hartson - gladys.hartson@pmn.co.nz

Three National MPs are competing for the party's top job after the resignation of Bill English on Tuesday afternoon.

Amy Adams, Simon Bridges and Judith Collins have all confirmed they are keen to head the opposition. 

National's only Pacific MP Alfred Ngaro laughed when asked whether he would enter the race. 

"No I'm not putting my hat in the ring for that. I've only been here for 6 years, there's still lots to learn."

Alfred Ngaro. Photo/ PRN.

The former Minister for Pacific Peoples says politics is a long game and Bill English ought to be commended for his integrity and service to the Pacific community.

"One of the things that was significant was the $1M for the Pacific-wide development fund which still continues today as a fund to build Pacific capacity capability in the health field so there are many legacy moments that he leaves behind."

Bill English will officially leave Parliament on February 27.

Bill English. Photo/ PRN.

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