Amy Adams steps down

by Paul Campbell

Long-serving Selwyn MP Amy Adams has announced she will retire from politics at the 2020 election describing her decision as being “the right time for me and my family.”

Ms Adams has been the member for Selwyn since 2008 and is both the finance spokesperson and the shadow attorney general, roles that she will stand down from.

“I have been incredibly privileged to serve as the MP for Selwyn and a member of the National Party caucus for 12 years,” Ms Adams says.

“Making the decision to step away from politics has not been an easy one, but it is the right time for me and my family, and I’m looking forward to whatever the future holds. I have every confidence in the National Party under Simon Bridges’ leadership and their prospects for the 2020 election.

My decision is purely about what is right for me and the life I want to lead going forward.

“I’ve chosen to make this announcement now as, given the seniority of the positions I hold in the caucus, I felt that it was important new people have time to establish themselves in those roles as we head towards 2020.

“From now until the election, I will continue to work hard as the advocate for the people of Selwyn.”