14 Nov 2017

Watch: Bill English on National's support for TPP

7:58 am on 14 November 2017

National will support the renegotiated TPP trade deal as good for New Zealand, leader Bill English says.

The party's support is suddenly pivotal to the success of the rebranded 11- country trade partnership.

The Green Party isn't supporting the deal, so Labour will need to look for Opposition support.

Watch National's leader Bill English on Morning Report:

Mr English told Morning Report's Kim Hill the TPP had been worked on for 10 years and it would be great to get the deal done.

"Apparently some changes have been made... a couple of pages out of a few thousand pages.

"The good news is, we can get an agreement. It will be good particularly for the regions of New Zealand and that's why we will support it. The coalition has some pretty fundamental differences over it.

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