John Banks has been confirmed as Act’s leader:
Act’s sole MP, John Banks, has become its new leader.
The decision was made by the Act board and the announcement was made this afternoon at Parliament.
Announcing the decision a short time ago, Act president Chris Simmons said the board’s decision had been unanimous.
Mr Banks told a press conference said he was focused on taking a repositioned Act Party into the next election.
“Every day is campaign day.”
He said the party was returning to its heritage – the Association of Consumers and Taxpayers.