Barry Soper: Could Simon Bridges face a leadership challenge soon?

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Barry Soper: Could Simon Bridges face a leadership challenge soon?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 1 May 2020, 3:24PM

Could there be a challenge to Simon Bridges' leadership in the next few weeks?

A UMR poll has the National Party below 30 per cent while Labour is at 55 per cent.

Jacinda Ardern sits at 65 per cent in the preferred Prime Minister ranking, while Opposition leader Simon Bridges is at seven per cent.

Newstalk ZB political editor Barry Soper says National Party MP's he's spoken to were dissatisfied with Bridges as leader anyway, but now the chattering has moved up a notch.

He says Bridges will certainly be aware of it and if he was in his shoes, he'd be very worried.

Listen to the audio above as Barry Soper speaks to The Country's Jamie MacKay.