Judith Collins steps down as National leader

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Judith Collins has stepped down as National Party leader.

She announced the decision today via her Twitter account. She has been the leader of the party since July 2020.

Collins lost a no-confidence vote within her party. This comes after she demoted Simon Bridges without her party knowing about it.

Dr Shane Reti has been selected as an interim leader until a permanent decision is made next week. He said his job at the moment is to shepherd and guide the party through until the leadership decision is made.

Collins confirmed that she would stay on as an MP and stand in the next election.

Former leader Simon Bridges said he may stand again for the leadership, and will reach a decision in the next couple of days.

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