Having won the leadership of the National Party in March this year, Hon Simon Bridges has begun a process of policy renewal.
We are hosting a lunchtime discussion with the Leader of the Opposition to find out where he wants to take his party and the country.
About the speaker
Hon Simon Bridges is National MP for Tauranga and Leader of the National Party.
In the last National-led Government, Simon held several ministerial portfolios including Labour, Energy, Transport, Communications, Economic Development and Leader of the House.
Prior to standing for Parliament, Simon was a senior Crown Prosecutor in the District and High Courts. He had been a prosecutor in Tauranga since 2001, working largely on jury trials. He moved to Tauranga from a role as a litigation lawyer in Auckland.
Simon was educated at the University of Auckland, completing a BA (Political Science and History) and a LLB (Hons). He later completed a Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford.
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