The Herald reports:
National’s new leader Todd Muller says if he leads his party to victory this election, he would be the Minister of Small Business as well as the Prime Minister.
He said this would help reinforce the fact that a Government he led would be about helping those people on the ground floor of the economy.
“Those small businesses need an advocate in Wellington and I’ll be their man,” he told the Nation this morning.
This is a smart decision. PMs if they choose a portfolio often choose one they see as critical to NZ’s future. Key chose tourism. Ardern chose Arts and Child Poverty Reduction and Muller, if elected, has said he will choose Small Business.
It is a sign to voters that a Muller Government’s focus would be on rebuilding the economy and small businesses.