8 Dec 2016

Votes for Bill English as new PM are stacking up

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 8 December 2016
Finance Minister Bill English.

Finance Minister Bill English. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

The numbers are looking very good for Bill English

Our political team says sources tell them he has a majority in the caucus backing him as leader.

Bill English, named the heir apparent by John Key, has from Monday been the clear frontrunner ahead of Judith Collins and Jonathan Coleman.