12th Feb 2022
A common phrase in politics is that politics is about people. That’s my driver for getting involved and making a stand.
During recent months, and after careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that my values are not aligned with the current position of the National Party. One of the Party’s values that always resonated deeply with me, was that of personal responsibility – individual freedom and choice. The pro-mandate stance of the National Party is not one that I support, and I have therefore made the decision to resign my membership with the National Party.
I was an MP from 2017-20, the greatest honour of my life. I have friends and former colleagues in the National Party that I continue to have a strong sense of respect for, and I still wish them the very best