31 Aug 2016

Maurice Williamson appointed Consul-General in Los Angeles

5:57 pm on 31 August 2016

National MP Maurice Williamson has been appointed Consul-General in Los Angeles.

National Party MP Maurice Williamson.

National Party MP Maurice Williamson. Photo: NZ GOVERNMENT

Mr Williamson has been MP for Pakuranga since 1987, and was a Minister for 15 years. He had perviously indicated he would not be seeking re-election in 2017.

His start date is expected to be set late enough to avoid triggering a by-election in the seat of Pakuranga.