Resignation of Hon Ruth Dyson
31 October 2000 Media Statement
Resignation of Hon Ruth
Ruth Dyson has done the responsible thing in
offering her resignation, Deputy Prime Minister and Alliance
leader Jim Anderton said today.
"Ruth Dyson has been a
very capable Minister who was well-respected by all of her
colleagues for hard work and straight shooting.
contribution to the Labour-Alliance coalition was valuable,
and I pay tribute to her on behalf of my Alliance
"Her decision to resign from the Executive in
the circumstances will help to restore some respect among a
public disillusioned that politicians in the past have not
always done the right thing when they should have," Jim
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