Political commentators react to Todd Muller becoming National Party leader

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Publish Date
Fri, 22 May 2020, 4:51PM
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Political commentators react to Todd Muller becoming National Party leader

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 22 May 2020, 4:51PM

A messy end for Simon Bridges' leadership.

The former head of the National Party lost his position to Todd Muller today.

It followed a devastating Colmar Brunton poll that showed National at 29 per cent.

Political commentator and former chief of staff for the Prime Minister Neale Jones says Bridges was always unpopular.

He told Andrew Dickens until now, National voters were willing to hold their nose.

“I think his conduct during the Covid crisis  was overtly negative and political in a way people didn't want.”

Former National Party president Michelle Boag says Todd Muller understands the business sector.

"He knows it's not just about giving away money, it's about putting that money to work for New Zealand. That's the difference we are going to see."

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