National list MP quits politics

National list MP Claudette Hauiti has decided to withdraw from the election and politics altogether.

She has already been selected as National's candidate in the Kelston electorate, which is thought to be a safe Labour seat.

She told National MPs at their caucus meeting this morning.

Her decision comes a few days before National releases its list ranking and Ms Hauiti may have been warned she would get a low list ranking.

She recently returned her parliamentary credit card after using it for personal spending.

The former broadcaster stood in Mangere last election, won by Labour. She didn't become an MP until May last year when National list MP Aaron Gilmore resigned.


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