While Labour continue to front failed ministers from the Lange/Palmer/Moore years as well as MPs from early in the Clark years National is steadily moving to renew with Katrina Shanks the latest to announce retirement.
Katrina Shanks, National List MP based in Ohariu, announced today that she will not be returning to Parliament in 2014.
“I have decided to take up other opportunities in 2014 and have accepted the role as chief executive of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand,” Katrina Shanks said.
“The funeral services sector is facing change – legislative, demographic, and societal, and the association and its members need to be in front of this change. I look forward to the opportunities and challenges the sector has to face.
“I wish the National Party all the best in the 2014 election and consider it to have been a privilege to have served as a Member of Parliament in a John Key-led Government.
“I am looking forward to my new role and spending more time being closer to my young family.”
Ahh the old family reasons schtick.
Jo Hayes will come in off the list to replace her which will help her chances in the Taranaki-King Country selection.