Panel: Trish Sherson, Chris Trotter on Simon Bridges

Political commentators Trish Sherson and Chris Trotter spoke to The AM Show about the election of Simon Bridges as National leader and what it could mean for the party.

Mr Trotter was surprised that Mr Bridges came out on top ahead of Amy Adams, who he says has a political style more similar to Bill English and John Key.

They both felt Mr Bridges leading the charge against the Government on the first day of Parliament helped him secure the top job.

Ms Sherson said Judith Collins had proven herself popular with voters and the party membership during the leadership contest.

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