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After National's poor result in Dunedin, Mr Woodhouse hit out at two city councillors, Dunedin North MP David Clark, the Labour Party, the Green Party and the media.
His political opponents spread "misinformation'', and National's hospital rebuild message was not adequately relayed in "certain media'', Mr Woodhouse said yesterday.
He said there had been no delays in the rebuild and he would stake his career on Dunedin getting a "really good hospital''.
Cr Aaron Hawkins said Mr Woodhouse was clearly disappointed and blaming others.
"I think Mr Woodhouse is right in that the widespread and valid concerns around public healthcare in Dunedin almost certainly cost his party votes in the election.
"It's a bit desperate for him to then blame that on council's campaign for our hospital to be rebuilt downtown.
"He's continually tried to paint the campaign as a partisan political issue led by ... Cr [David] Benson-Pope and myself, but the fact is we have had broad support in the community.''
Cr Benson-Pope said Mr Woodhouse had been "missing in action'' regarding the rebuild.
"Anyone who's been involved in the process would comment that he has been missing in action.''
If he now wanted to be involved, Mr Woodhouse could organise representation for the city council and University of Otago on the rebuild group, Cr Benson-Pope said.
"The best way to convince us that progress is being made is to get a representative from the city ... on that working group so we know what's going on.''
He rubbished Mr Woodhouse's claim there had been no delays in rebuilding the hospital.
"The hospital has been delayed, delayed and delayed. You only have to look at the time these promises started.''
When Mr Woodhouse was contacted for a response, a spokeswoman said he had nothing to add to his earlier comments.
National made big gains in the party vote in Dunedin in the 2011 and 2014 elections, but on Saturday received 28% in Dunedin North and 36% in Dunedin South. Special votes may erode its share further.
In 2011, National received the biggest combined Dunedin party vote across the two electorates, and in 2014 National won the party vote in both seats individually.
Labour picked up about 7600 extra votes in Dunedin; its improved showing was helped by a drop in the Green Party vote.