Todd Muller ousts Simon Bridges to lead National Party

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 22 May 2020

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 22 May 2020
Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller has been elected leader of the National Party, following an emergency caucus meeting called by outgoing leader Simon Bridges. Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye is the new deputy leader, replacing Paula Bennett. There is no indication at this early stage of how clear a majority Muller gained in the 55-member caucus. “There is no Team Todd, there is no Team Nikki, or anyone else – there is only Team National,” Muller said ahead of a press conference at Parliament. “New Zealanders need a National government wi...
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