Political star Simon Bridges discusses his future
Simon Bridges was sworn in as a minister outside cabinet this week following a reshuffle after the resignation of Nelson MP Nick Smith.
He takes on Consumer Affairs plus the Associate Transport and Associate Climate Change portfolios.
A former Crown prosecutor, Mr Bridges has only been in parliament for just over a term. But he's seen as one of National's new generation of political stars.
He is well liked around his electorate of Tauranga.
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