National Party chaos: Simon Bridges' full statement ahead of caucus meeting after shock demotion

  • 25/11/2021

National Party MP Simon Bridges has fronted the media after leader Judith Collins stripped him of his portfolio responsibilities.

Collins abruptly demoted Bridges on Wednesday night over allegations of "serious misconduct" and alleged comments made towards fellow MP Jacqui Dean.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday morning, Bridges described Collins' behaviour as "truly desperate stuff".

He declined to answer questions but said he'd hold a press conference after the National Party meets at 9am.

Watch Bridges' full statement above.