I’ve watched a number of National politicians come and go over the years. Some are not great and some are very good.
Simon Power is in the latter group. He is reasonable, willing to listen and never breaks his word. He gets things done.
Not that I always agree with what he does.
At one stage he was picked to lead the National Party. More recently that seemed a bit less likely mainly because he seemed to lack the mongrel necessary to get the job. He would however have done it well.
Parliament will be a poorer place without him.