Conservative Party leader, Colin Craig has resigned ahead of a leadership vote by the party’s board. Mr Craig has publicly exclaimed that his resignation would enable to board to consider the leadership and direction of the party. Now that the party is over three years old, Mr Craig is in full support of the call for a review which hopes to strengthen the party by increasing public support.
While Mr Craig has loaned the party more than $315,000, on top of the millions he had donated for election campaigns, but he has announced that the balance of outstanding loans would be forgiven so that there was no financial liabilities between him and the party.
Mr Craig recently faced criticism over a television interview that he did in a sauna. It has been speculated that some board members were upset about the sauna interview and that this was the final straw in him retaining the leadership position. However Mr Craig has spoken back saying that while the sauna interview was not to all members’ liking, he thought it was a bit of fun and in a different format.