Phillida Bunkle Stands Down
Phillida Bunkle says she stepped down from her Ministerial duties because sustained pressure on her and her family make it difficult to concentrate on her Ministerial duties.
"This week I received a letter from the Registrar of Electors requesting further information about my enrolment.
"I am co-operating fully with all inquiries. However, this is the first time there has been any official uncertainty expressed about my position. For that reason I wrote to Jim Anderton as my party leader offering to stand down until all processes are complete.
"I am confident that the inquiries will find that I have always complied with the rules in circumstances that have at times been quite difficult."
Phillida Bunkle will not make further comment on the issue.