Well it turns out I was wrong – you can be a leader of nothing!
The Speaker has ruled that Peter Dunne keeps all his leaders perks, despite having no party to lead.
Trevor Mallard, and the whole New Zealand First caucus have walked out in disgust. NZF fair to ask why their allowances were cut when Horan was stood down, but Dunne gets to keep his?
The speaker is refusing to release the “substantial” advice that he claims to have received.
Looks like simple cronyism, and Parliament brought into disrepute.