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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.


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.

Comment: Tucking himself into bed on Tuesday night, Bill English would have been looking forward to discussing a topic dear to his heart - numbers, in all their manifest glory,

Bill English has warned the Government his party will closely watch whether it lives up to its bold promises, saying New Zealand’s future “isn’t written in good intentions”.


In a potential circuit breaker less than eight weeks before the election, Labour Leader Andrew Little has stepped down after poor poll results and his parliamentary colleagues have elected his deputy Jacinda Ardern to replace him in an uncontested vote.