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Nats Now Believe Next Election is Winnable

Nats Now Believe Next Election is Winnable

Monday, October 8 2001 Richard Prebble Press Releases -- Governance & Constitution


Jenny Shipley has made a sensible decision in deciding not to contest the National Party leadership, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

"Mrs Shipley has had a distinguished career and will forever have a special place in New Zealand's history as the first woman Prime Minister," Mr Prebble said.

"Ironically, I believe the National Party leadership has come to a head because the National caucus now believes the next election is winnable.

"There's been a sea change in public opinion and it's clear the centre-right can now win the next election," Mr Prebble said.

ENDS

For more information visit ACT online at http://www.act.org.nz or contact the ACT Parliamentary Office at act@parliament.govt.nz.


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