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National Caucus suspends Connell

Don Brash MP
National Party Leader
26 September 2006

National Caucus suspends Connell

National Party Leader Don Brash says the National Party Caucus today decided to suspend MP Brian Connell.

The National Party Board resolved last Thursday that Mr Connell had again failed to show the restraint and discipline expected of a Caucus member, and it had no confidence in him.

“The suspension from Caucus today comes as a result of Mr Connell’s behaviour stretching back over the past few years,” says Dr Brash.

“The final straw was Mr Connell’s public comments after the last Caucus about the discussions that took place at that meeting.

“The suspension remains in force until further notice. Mr Connell’s future with the National Party is now in his own hands.”

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