Articles tagged Bill English

Carmel Sepuloni has inherited Bill English's social investment approach. She's not throwing it out, but she'd prefer to rebuild the social safety net rather than just targeting those who might fall through. Thomas Coughlan reports.

The three main contenders for Bill English’s throne have revealed themselves - but who made the best impression? Sam Sachdeva reports on a day of frenzied activity at Parliament.


Bill English is leaving on his own terms as a popular politician with a passion for investing to lift people out of poverty and reduce their reliance on the state. But his vision was only partly achieved. His bigger legacy was successfully managing the economy through the GFC in tandem with John Key, writes Bernard Hickey.


National leader Bill English says his decision to leave Parliament is a “purely personal decision”, tearing up as he mentioned the impact of his long political career on his family.