9 Aug 2021

Politics: Nats unity challenged by gay conversion vote

From Nine To Noon, 11:07 am on 9 August 2021
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Neale and Brigitte join Kathryn to look at the National Party's annual conference at the weekend, with Peter Goodfellow retaining his job as president and the Young Nats turning on the party over its bulk vote against the proposed ban on gay conversion therapy. Where does this leave Judith Collins' desire for unity in the party? An announcement on the 'road map' out of Covid is due this week - how much is riding on this? And is the government backpedaling on the cycling bridge - was it ever a real prospect?

Neale Jones was Chief of Staff to Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern, and prior to that was Chief of Staff to Andrew Little. He is the director of Capital Government Relations.

Brigitte Morten is a director with public and commercial law firm Franks & Ogilvie and a former senior ministerial advisor for the previous National-led government.