One of my spies has just informed me that the United Future President, Denise Krum, resigned a short time ago off the United Future Board, and has joined the National Party. Her replacement is Deputy Leader Judy Turner.
I also understand that two other board members resigned last week. This adds to the speculation that United Future will not be around after the next election. In some ways it is a pity – they have a proven track record of being a moderate and reasonable coalition partner, but I guess the centre has just got too crowded.
Denise is what I regard as a good catch for National. I blogged in September:
Denise is UFNZ Party President and seems quite an able sort. She did quite well appearing for UFNZ for the broadcasting allocations.
Denise was ranked No 3 on the United Future list in 2008.