MIL OSI – [caption id="attachment_5158" align="alignleft" width="200"] New Zealand First Deputy Leader, Ron Mark.[/caption] The New Zealand First party has confirmed that its caucus has voted Ron Mark as the new deputy leader. Mark’s appointment takes effect from today (July 3) . Out-going deputy, Tracey Martin, remains in caucus as a New Zealand First MP. The party issued a statement this morning confirming:
A vote on Caucus positions was planned for March 2015, but this was overtaken by the Northland By-election and an additional MP coming into Caucus.
Four weeks ago Caucus decided to hold a number of elections as follows:
1. A vote for the new position of Associate Whip, to be held a week later.
2. A vote for the positions of Leader and Deputy Leader on Tuesday, 30th June.
Clayton Mitchell was the successful candidate for the Associate Whip position.
Winston Peters was re-elected as Leader by the Caucus.
Ron Mark was elected as the Deputy Leader with effect from 10am, Friday, 3rd July.