New Zealand lawmaker Bill English quits after election loss

New Zealand’s opposition leader Bill English said on Tuesday he would leave parliament after losing last year’s election.
The former prime minister told reporters he was resigning as leader of the conservative National Party and leaving parliament later this month.
English, 56, has served as a lawmaker for 27 years. He took the reins as prime minister in December 2016 after his predecessor John Key resigned. A former farmer, English built a reputation as being reliable and…