Remember this guy? John Key to leave Parliament in April
Mr Key will give his final speech to Parliament next week.
A by-election is not required if a vacancy occurs six months before the House rises for a general election. This year’s general election takes place on 23 September.
Labour Party MP David Cunliffe will also leave in April ensuring neither side of the House is disadvantaged by losing one vote.
I don’t know how poor Audrey Young is going to cope with the loss, but she needs to read up on Key’s supposed popularity. Key’s act was was well and truly blown, and he’s moving on without, I suspect, a backward glance, at a job that his heart was never really in.