Foss retires

has also announced his retirement in 2017. Another good guy who won a seat off and has kept it since. Tukituki may come into play with Craig retiring.

What is interesting is to look at the makeup of both ’s and Labour’s caucuses in terms of who is standing again. Of those standing in 2017

  • Only 12% of Nats entered before 2005 and 21% of Labour MPs
  • 38% of remaining Nats entered from 2005 to 2010 and 45% of remaining Labour MPs
  • 50% of National’s remaining caucus entered in 2011 or later compared to 34% for Labour

So again National is managing to achieve greater in Government than Labour is managing in opposition.

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