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Rt Hon John Key to leave Parliament


New Zealand National Party

Media Release


15 March 2017


Rt Hon John Key to leave Parliament

Rt Hon John Key will give his valedictory speech on 22 March, 2017 and his resignation from Parliament will take effect from 14 April.

“It has been an absolute honour to serve in Parliament since 2002, as MP for Helensville, National Party Leader, and Prime Minister,” Mr Key says.

“One of the great privileges of my political career and my life was to meet so many hard-working and inspiring New Zealanders. I remain as ambitious for them, and New Zealand, as the day I entered Parliament.

“I would like to thank all those who backed me and the National-led Government to build a stronger and more resilient country. We got New Zealand back on its feet, got people into jobs, got back into surplus, and tackled natural disasters.

“I have enormous faith in the leadership team of Bill English and Paula Bennett to provide the stability and continuity we need to build on that strength, while continuing to support those in need.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my wife Bronagh, and my children Stephie and Max. I absolutely could not have done this job without their ongoing love and support.”

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