A minor reshuffle for National

National has announced a minor reshuffle.

Michael Woodhouse replaces Chris Bishop as Shadow Leader of the House to enable Mr Bishop to focus solely on his critical role as National’s Spokesperson for the Covid-19 Response. Simeon Brown becomes Deputy Shadow Leader of the House.

David Bennett takes on the important Transport portfolio, with the Agriculture portfolio going to Barbara Kuriger.

Louise Upston will be spokesperson for Regional Economic Development, with her Land Information New Zealand portfolio going to Christopher Luxon. Mr Luxon also picks up Research, Science and Manufacturing, in addition to his Local Government and Associate Transport roles.

Nicola Grigg and Simon O’Connor, who have been acting spokespeople in the Trade and Export Growth and Internal Affairs portfolios respectively, have been appointed permanent spokespersons in those portfolios.

Harete Hipango is spokesperson for Children/Oranga Tamariki, Whānau Ora, Māori Development and Māori Tourism.

So not a huge change.

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