English to follow English?

Last updated 10:05 11/02/2014
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Bill English
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ROBERT CHARLES
Federated Farmers CEO Conor English.

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Outgoing Federated Farmers chief executive Conor English has not ruled out standing for the Clutha-Southland electorate seat, currently occupied by his brother Bill, in this year's general election.

Conor English announced his resignation from the nationwide organisation, effective from July 23, last week, stating there were "many opportunities" he would like to pursue.

There has been speculation these opportunities might include putting his name forward for Clutha-Southland, to be vacated by his brother, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English.

Yesterday, Conor English said the chances of him standing for the seat were very low, but, when asked if he would consider putting his name forward, he would not rule it out.

"It's very unlikely. I've been asked about it, I just think it's pretty unlikely really."

He would not divulge what he planned to do when he finished as Federated Farmers chief executive but said he was looking at several things.

Mr English had always been interested in politics, and working for Federated Farmers had involved dealing with politicians across the board, he said.

It had been an honour and a privilege to work for Federated Farmers, an organisation which had been held in high regard in his household growing up, he said.

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