Hon Simon Bridges, Leader of the Opposition and Member for Tauranga, New Zealand National Party
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. He moved to Tauranga from a role as a litigation lawyer in Auckland.