Paula Bennett has announced she will retire from parliament at the next election.
. . .Bennett said in a statement she was “looking forward to her next career”.
“Now it is time for the next chapter. I am excited to take the skills I have out of Parliament and into the business world. I have always wanted another career after politics and now is the right time for me to go and pursue that,” Bennett said. . .
Paula held several ministerial portfolios and was deputy Prime Minister under Bill English.
She has put her heart and soul into her work for the party, her constituents and the country.
I am sorry that she is choosing to leave parliament but happy that she will have the opportunity to use her talents in other ways.