Hon Simon Bridges

Leader, National Party; Leader of the Opposition 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.