What numbers for English?

I’ve been tracking public endorsements of MPs on the leadership. So far no National MP has said they are voting for Jonathan Coleman or Judith Collins. That does not mean they have no support – just that their supporters are not publicly saying what they will do.

has had a number of MPs say they will be voting for him. If he gets to 30 (including himself), then it is basically all over. So who are the public endorsements to date:

  1. John Key
  2. Bill English
  3. Nikki Kaye
  4. Michael Woodhouse
  5. Nathan Guy
  6. Nick Smith
  7. Anne Tolley
  8. Louise Upston
  9. Hekia Parata
  10. Murray McCully
  11. Simon Bridges
  12. Nuk Korako
  13. Sarah Dowie
  14. Chester Borrows
  15. Paul Foster-Bell
  16. Paula Bennett
  17. Brett Hudson
  18. Jacqui Dean
  19. Jami-Lee Ross
  20. Todd Muller
  21. Amy Adams
  22. Chris Bishop
  23. Jo Hayes
  24. Mark Mitchell
  25. Chris Finlayson
  26. Jonathan Young
  27. Todd Barclay
  28. Alfred Ngaro
  29. Jono Naylor
  30. Barbara Kuriger
  31. Gerry Brownlee
  32. Jian Yang

So English is at 32 confirmed votes.

Note this is based on public statements and media reports only. It is not a predictor of how MPs who have not stated a preference will vote.

I’ll update the list as and if any more MPs state a public preference.

Update: Bill English now has 30 31 32 votes pledged to him in public and is the presumptive Prime Minister.

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