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Christopher Luxon on decision to run, what now for Bridges, Collins

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Publish Date
Tue, 30 Nov 2021, 6:30pm
National leader Christopher Luxon says New Zealand needs to be careful to keep independent in the Ukraine crisis. Photo / Jason Oxenham
National leader Christopher Luxon says New Zealand needs to be careful to keep independent in the Ukraine crisis. Photo / Jason Oxenham

Christopher Luxon on decision to run, what now for Bridges, Collins

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 30 Nov 2021, 6:30pm

National's new leader has revealed when he decided to put his hand up.  

Christopher Luxon has just stepped into the top job, with Nicola Willis as his Deputy.  

Simon Bridges pulled out of the race today, and threw his support behind the Botany MP.  

Luxon told Heather du Plessis-Allan he decided to throw his hat in the ring about when Judith Collins left. 

He said when forming his decision to run, he had to think about what skills he could bring to the team. 

Luxon won't say which portfolios he has in mind for Simon Bridges and Judith Collins. 

He said everyone has a role though. 

“We’ve got to use to the experience and the talent and the competence that sits there and get it out of each individual.” 

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