It looks like the National caucus is resigned to the fact that National will not win the next election.
Amy Adams and Alistair Scott have both decided to call it a day and announce their retirement from politics.
From Radio New Zealand:
National MP Amy Adams has announced she will retire from politics at the 2020 election.
She said as a consequence of that decision she has chosen to stand down from the spokesperson roles she holds in the party.
Fellow National MP Alastair Scott also annnouced this afternoon that he would not contest the 2020 election.
Ms Adams has been the MP for Selwyn since 2008 and is the party’s spokesperson for finance and shadow attorney general.
Ms Adams said making the decision to step away from politics had not been easy but she believed it was the right time for her and her family.
“Ultimately it just came down to the life I wanted to lead for me and my family,” she told reporters
She said she had promised herself that the day she thought she could not give politics 100 percent of her passion she would step aside.
After 12 years in politics and more than 16 years in law, at a frenetic pace, she felt she had given everything.
“I want my life back,” she said.
I wonder who is next?