John Key misjudged his backbenchers, who seized on the power vacuum to exercise some power. And they might not be finished, writes Andrea Vance.
Bill English says he isn't considering anyone else for the role, which the National caucus will vote upon.
Bill English is not wanting to get ahead of himself, but let's face it he is the next Prime Minister.
English will be NZ's 39th Prime Minister after Jonathan Coleman and Judith Collins withdrew from the race.
The Labour leader says it would be better to have a General Election, than have a Mt Albert by-election.
The outgoing Prime Minister gave as good as he got in the House this afternoon.