National chooses Simon Bridges as leader

Breaking 27/02/2018

Simon Bridges has been selected to replace Bill English as the new leader of the National Party.

Mr Bridges, aged 41, is the MP for Tauranga and was first elected to Parliament in 2008.

“New Zealand deserves better than a Government that is merely muddling along,” he said today, speaking for the first time as National leader.”

We are a truly compelling choice at the next election.

The caucus (all elected National Party MPs) gathered in Parliament to vote on the new leader on Tuesday morning. Each of the five candidates made a presentation, and then the vote will took place.

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