Resignation of Dr Don Brash
Dr Pita Sharples and Tariana Turia, Co-leaders, Maori
23 November 2006
“Dr Brash made his own decision
today to resign. We should respect that as having been a
decision he has given serious consideration to” said
Tariana Turia, Co-leader of the Maori Party.
National Party now has the challenge of choosing its next
leader. We wish them well as we would any other party in
the House going through what can be trying times” said Dr
Sharples, Co-leader of the Maori Party.
are with Dr Brash, Je Lan and the wider family at such a
challenging time” stated Mrs Turia. “A career in
politics impacts greatly on family, and we respect the right
of their family to their privacy”.
“As a party, we
have stood firmly on our philosophy that we have practised
in the House, of not belitting others. It is a practice we
endeavour to uphold in all spheres of our activity. We will
not compromise that practice now. E hara tenei i te wa, he
whakaiti tangata” concluded Dr
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