July 13, 2020
Muller resignation a blimp on the radar
A National back bencher says she’s shocked by the sudden resignation of leader Todd Muller.
After a week of revelations over the role of MPs Hamish Walker and Michael Woodhouse and former party president Michelle Boag in the leaking of the medical records of COVID-19 patients, Mr Muller announced this morning he was quitting for health reasons.
Māori development spokesperson Jo Hayes says MPs received the message shortly before the press release went out, and they’re all heading for Wellington for a caucus meeting to choose a new leader.
She hopes it won’t derail the campaign for too long.
"We've been working very, very hard in our campaigning. The temperature out there is actually very good for National. So yes, this is a little bit of a blimp in the radar but it won't take long to get us moving again, like, tomorrow morning," Ms Hayes says.
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