So Jamie Whyte has thrown in the towel. For now, anyway.
He has resigned as leader of the Act Party after failing to secure a seat in last month’s election.
According to this report in the Herald:
“Today I announce that I have tendered, and the board has accepted, my resignation as Leader of Act New Zealand,” Mr Whyte said in a statement.
“Clearly I make this announcement with regret, however the election result is clear, and I must now turn to my career and my family.
“I stood to lead Act because I believe in the party’s ideas. I will continue to advance these ideas both inside and outside the Party. I do not rule out returning to a substantial role with Act in the future.”