17 Jul 2020

Judith Collins not bothered Simon Bridges didn't back her for leader

From Morning Report, 7:17 am on 17 July 2020

The new leader of the National Party, Judith Collins, had her work cut out yesterday - responding to resignations from two senior MPs on her first full day in the job.

Nikki Kaye and Amy Adams both decided they were quitting politics, decisions made during the turmoil that followed the shock resignation of party leader Todd Muller on Tuesday.

These decisions came as Collins was about to unveil her Cabinet reshuffle, which put former leader Simon Bridges at number four on the list.

The promotion came as Bridges admitted he didn't vote for her as leader.

Collins said she's not bothered by that and knows she has the backing of Bridges, who she said is a "real little fighter", now she's in the role.