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National Party appoints Michael Woodhouse as new Health spokesperson

The National Party has appointed Michael Woodhouse as its new Health spokesperson.

Michael Woodhouse. Source: 1 NEWS

Mr Woodhouse replaces Dr Jonathan Coleman, a former Health Minister, who stood down from the spokesperson role last week to take up a job in the private sector.

Nikki Kaye Source: 1 NEWS

"Michael is a former CEO of a private hospital as well as having worked in the public health sector, and he has a real understanding of the health sector in New Zealand," National's leader Simon Bridges said in a statement today.

In two other National Party changes Nikki Kaye has been appointed Sport and Recreation spokesperson and Scott Simpson has been appointed Workplace Relations spokesperson.

"These changes will ensure the National Party remains an effective and energised Opposition which opposes the Government when its proposed changes are bad for New Zealand, and works constructively with it when they're good," Mr Bridges says.