Why is Peter Goodfellow going into bat for Glenda Hughes?

Word from inside National’s caucus is that President Peter Goodfellow is seriously pissing off a large number of caucus members who want rid of Glenda Hughes from the National board.

Regular readers will remember that Hughes is the board member who actively worked to get MPs deselected, or attempted to.

She succeeded with Foster-Bell but failed in Ohariu and in Clutha-Southland, although credit where credit is due she is now claiming she was on the right side of Clutha Southland.

A sensible member of the media would ask her if she is claiming credit for this, and then ask the successful candidate what help she provided.

What is surprising is that Peter Goodfellow is retained at the pleasure of the membership, and he gets voted on every two years.

That make it surprising that he is willing to protect Glenda when so many of the caucus are opposed to her continuing on the board.

This is not a career preserving approach from Goodfellow and he would be wise to get on the right side of caucus.


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