The PM has announced:
Prime Minister John Key has today announced Rotorua MP Todd McClay will be appointed as a new Minister outside Cabinet, following the resignation of Peter Dunne.
Mr McClay was elected into Parliament in 2008 and was made the Chair of the Finance and Expenditure Committee last year.
“Mr McClay will be the new Revenue Minister and Associate Health Minister,” Mr Key says.
“The role of Associate Conservation Minister will be discontinued and those responsibilities will be assumed by the lead Minister – Dr Nick Smith.”
Congrats to Todd McClay. Well deserved.
The deputy chair of the Finance and Expenditure select committee is Paul Goldsmith, so presumably he will become the new Chair.