29 Jan 2013

National names three new party whips

1:02 pm on 29 January 2013

The National Party has announced its new whips and a newly created position of third whip.

Taupo MP Louise Upston has been promoted from junior to senior whip, replacing Michael Woodhouse who was made a minister outside cabinet last week.

The junior whip will be Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe and Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross has been appointed as third whip.

Last year the Remuneration Authority announced that political parties with more than 45 MPs would be allowed funding for a third whip.