Paul Quinn has confirmed he does not wish to become an MP again, hence Paul Foster-Bell will return from Saudi Arabia where he is Deputy Head of Mission to become a List Member of Parliament. It will be good to have an additional National MP in Wellington.
I was actually Paul’s boss before he worked for MFAT. He is a hell of a nice guy who will be a very conscientious and effective MP.
Paul is an ardent monarchist and I am of course on the National Council of the Republican Movement. So when we shared an office, a large picture of The Queen was hanging on the wall. I never followed through on my threat to make it a dart board (and wouldn’t as I have huge respect for her personally).