Collins demotes Simon Bridges over allegation of misconduct


National Party leader Judith Collins has demoted Simon Bridges and stripped him of his portfolio responsibilities following an allegation of serious misconduct.

National Party justice spokesperson Simon Bridges at Parliament's police select committee.

Simon Bridges Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Collins said in a statement the serious misconduct case involved comments made by Bridges to a female caucus colleague at a function a number of years ago.

Collins said the decision to demote Bridges was unanimously supported by the National Party Board.

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