Amy Adams to retire

Newshub reports:

National MP has announced she will retire from politics at the 2020 election.
“I have been incredibly privileged to serve as the MP for Selwyn and a member of the National Party Caucus for almost 12 years,” she says.
“Making the decision to step away from politics has not been an easy one but it is the right time for me and my family and I’m looking forward to whatever the future holds.”

That’s a big loss for National. Good to see Amy decide to focus on what is right for her though.

Also today Alastair Scott announced he will also be retiring as MP for Wairarapa in 2020.

As a result of this Simon Bridges has done a reshuffle. The key changes are:

  • Paul Goldsmith picks up Finance from Amy Adams
  • Todd McClay gets Economic Development from Paul Goldsmith
  • Chris Bishop gets Regional Development and Transport from Paul Goldsmith
  • Jo Hayes gets Maori Development and Treaty from Nuk Korako
  • Gerry Brownlee gets Foreign Affairs from Todd McClay
  • Brett Hudson gets Police from Chris Bishop
  • Tim Macindoe gets Attorney-General from Amy Adams
  • Michael Woodhouse gets Associate Finance
  • Maggie Barry gets Disability Issues
  • Stuart Smith gets Immigration
  • Todd Muller gets Forestry
  • Nicola Willis gets Youth
  • Paulo Garcia gets Associate Foreign Affairs

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