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Jacqui Dean: "I have regrets about lots of things"

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Publish Date
Fri, 20 May 2022, 7:32pm
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(Photo / NZ Herald)

Jacqui Dean: "I have regrets about lots of things"

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 20 May 2022, 7:32pm

National's Jacqui Dean is keeping mum on her role in a leadership stoush that saw Christopher Luxon take over as party leader.  

The Waitaki MP – who's spent a quarter of a century in politics – announced today she's retiring at the next election. 

It comes after she was caught up in a messy saga last year – when ex-leader Judith Collins used a historical complaint by Dean to demote Simon Bridges.  

That both derailed Bridges' leadership ambitions... and led to Collins losing the top job to Luxon.  

Pressed on the matter by Heather Du Plessis-Allan, Dean wasn't giving much away. 

“I have regrets about lots of things.” 

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