Richard Prebble has resigned as Leader of ACT.
My sympathies go out to his staff who all lose their jobs automatically. Never a nice place to be, even though some or all may be rehired by the next Leader.
In my opinion ACT have to elect Rodney Hide as Leader. He has huge visibility nationally, is a good performer in the House and a very hard working MP. He is their best chance of making 5%.
Rodney is a bit of a risk, as he can jump in with both feet before checking for nails in the puddle, but at 2% you need to take some risks.
I agree with Sir Roger that it would be great if Prebble stays in Parliament. He would be a huge boon to any centre right Government with his experience.