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Hodgson to quit at next election

Former Labour cabinet minister and current MP for Dunedin North, Pete Hodgson, is to retire from politics at the next election.The announcement opens the way for a spirited contest for one of New Zealand's safest Labour-held seats.Mr Hodgson, 59, told the

NZPA
Sat, 05 Jun 2010

Former Labour cabinet minister and current MP for Dunedin North, Pete Hodgson, is to retire from politics at the next election.

The announcement opens the way for a spirited contest for one of New Zealand's safest Labour-held seats.

Mr Hodgson, 59, told the Otago Daily Times that it was time for him to move on while he was still young enough to contemplate a post-political life.

"I have mixed feelings. I love my job but it is important to me to leave politics on my own terms."

Mr Hodgson announced the decision to his electorate committee last night.

NZPA
Sat, 05 Jun 2010
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