Lianne Dalziel has announced that she will resign from parliament before the results of the Mayoral election are known:
@GraemeEdgeler before the votes are counted – so all or nothing – want to push by-election as far away from council election as possible
— Lianne Dalziel (@LianneDalzielMP) June 20, 2013
Good on Lianne, she is showing the sort of integrity many politicians lack. I have never heard a bad word said about Lianne Dalziel’s parliamentary work and many National MPs have said to me she was easily the best immigration minister they have ever had to deal with.
I will be supporting Lianne’s bid for the Christchurch mayoralty
Ross Robertson should do the same thing. After 27 odd years in parliament he should go out with honour not as a double dipping ratbag.