Election 2020

Bridges doesn't care who leads NZ First - coalition is out

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 03 Feb 2020

National Party leader Simon Bridges has doubled down on his rejection of any kind of political dealings with the New Zealand First party, saying a different leader would make no difference.He also claimed to have seen a "bump" in donations to the party since announcing yesterday that he was ruling out post-election talks with NZ First on coalition or a confidence and supply agreement to allow National to form a government after polling day on Sept. 19.Asked whether National might work with NZ First if its founder and leader, Winston Peters, wer...

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