Todd Muller concedes his coup among 'kaleidoscope of issues' leading to defeat

Author
Amelia Wade, NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Wed, 28 Oct 2020, 12:15PM
Photo / NZ Herald
Photo / NZ Herald

Todd Muller concedes his coup among 'kaleidoscope of issues' leading to defeat

Author
Amelia Wade, NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Wed, 28 Oct 2020, 12:15PM

Former National Party leader Todd Muller admits his leadership coup is among the "kaleidoscope of issues" that led to his party's disastorous election result.

Muller returned to Parliament last week for the first time since standing down as leader in July after 53 days in the position.

Ahead of National's caucus meeting this morning, he was asked whether he took any responsibility for the election result which saw the party lose 21 MPs with just 26.8 per cent of the preliminary vote.

"I'm sure my name appears in the kaleidoscope of issues and challenges that the National Party has had over the last year," Muller said.

"But as everyone else has said, and I agree with them, there is a time for reflection and then there's a time to get up off the canvas and rebuild."