Bosco retires

John Boscawen has quit.

Boscawen announces he will not seek re-election on ACT Party list Press Release by Don Brash and John Boscawen Saturday, September 24 2011 ACT Parliamentary Leader John Boscawen today announced that he has decided not to seek re-election on the ACT Party list and expects to retire from Parliament following the November 26 election.

“I feel incredibly privileged to have been a Member of Parliament over the past three years, serving on a number of Select Committees, holding the positions of Minister of Consumer Affairs and Associate Minister of Commerce and most recently, becoming the third Parliamentary Leader of the ACT Party,” Mr Boscawen said.

“I was also proud to have been in Parliament to vote for the repeal of Labour’s Electoral Finance Act, having previously organised public protests against it.

“It was an incredibly hard decision not to seek re-election because I believe it is vital for the future of New Zealand that ACT is successful on election day.  However, being a Member of Parliament can be extremely demanding and time-consuming, and I haven’t been able to give my family as much time as they deserve.

“After much consideration, I’ve decided that my family must come first.  However, I will continue to stand as ACT’s candidate in the Tamaki electorate to do everything I can to help ACT win as many party votes as possible.”

Act and Don Brash must have known about this for at least a week, so it make Don Brash’s bizarre decision to stand in North Shore even more strange. If he was any good as a leader and it is apparent that he is tits at that, he would have told Bosco to piss off out of Tamaki and stood there himself and would likely have been elected.


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  • Naylor

    What a SNAFU once again for Don Brash. If he had waited a week he could have stepped into campaign mode for Tamaki and had a very good crack at toppling Alan Peachy.

    What’s next… Mark Thomas (who was fucked over in Wellington Central by Jim Bolger) who has been touting himself around Tamaki (Orakei Ward) behind Local Board Chair Deslie Simpsom suddenly decides to kiss National bye bye and throw his hat into Tamaki for Act? Stranger things have happened, including the fact he’s married…

    • to an import too!

      Wonder if it’s a lady-boy?

  • My real concern now is that ACT has lost total credibility. Will the Nats regret not standing a strong candidate in Epsom?