Christopher Luxon 'absolutely' a feminist, wants more diversity and inclusion in National

National leader Christopher Luxon says he is "absolutely" a feminist and is calling for a "lot more" diversity and inclusion in his party.

Appearing on Newshub Nation on Saturday, he tells host Oriini Kaipara that National is moving forward after years of infighting, leaking and leadership changes.

"I've been the leader now for almost four months and we've had a really good period of time," he says.

"We've actually reset the party, we've got the right people in the right places, they're focused on opposing the Government and proposing new ideas and you'll continue to see that throughout the course of the year.

"So as I've said before we've reset, we've turned the page, we've left that behind us. I'm very clear with all of my MPs - I've spoken to each and every one of them about the expectations I have of them and will continue to do so, so expectations are clear, we're going forward."

National leader Christopher Luxon.
National leader Christopher Luxon. Photo credit: Newshub

And with International Women's Day approaching on Tuesday, Luxon says he's "absolutely" a feminist.

"I want my daughter to have exactly the same opportunities my son has and as you look at my record at Air New Zealand where we worked really hard to build women from 16 percent of the top 100 jobs up to 44 percent in a very short period of time," he tells Kaipara.

"I think if you look at the front bench line up in the National Party at the moment, I think we're doing the right things.

"I'm a big fan of diversity and inclusion, we need a lot more of it in the National Party as I've said many times before."

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