McCully will not contest East Coast Bays in 2017
MP for East Coast Bays
23 February 2016
McCully will not
contest East Coast Bays in 2017
Minister and National Party Member for East Coast Bays
Murray McCully has announced that he will not contest the
East Coast Bays constituency in next year’s general
election. He advised his East Coast Bays electorate AGM of
his decision last night.
Mr McCully said his decision
was not related to his medical leave late last year.
“It is a real privilege to serve as Minister of Foreign
Affairs. But it is an office that does not always sit easily
with the role of a constituency MP.
“When my role as
Foreign Minister comes to an end it is my intention to
retire from Parliament. Quite when that will be, and whether
I seek election as a List Member of Parliament in 2017, are
decisions for the Prime Minister in the first instance.
“At the end of this term I will have served as the
local Member of Parliament for 30 years. This is the right
time for me to announce my intentions and clear the way for
an orderly succession process,” said Mr McCully.
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