National’s party member Amy Adams says Simon Bridges will continue to have the party’s support. Furthermore, she talked of him dropping a message of discipline and unity at today’s local meeting.
It happens right after Simon Bridges says NZ Herald on Sunday “there was a clear and strong message that in addition to holding the Government to account in developing our plans, we win back power by being disciplined and unified”. He said so after attending one of National’s regional meetings in Hamilton.
Mr. Bridges was inquired if he would tell that message at today’s meeting. “I consistently bang on those drums”, he replied to NZ Herald.
“I don’t know that he’s going to make a speech,” finance person Amy Adams told TVNZ1’s Q+A. “That’s media speculation, what happens in caucus is a private matter.”
Prior this month, Simon Bridges’ ‘wanted’ PM rating dropped dripped down to mere five percent. Moreover, it was the lowest during his time as National Party leader.
“I think Simon still has the support of our caucus.” Ms Adams said. “Of course he does, we are loyal to our leader.”
“National know very well having watching Labour get it wrong for nine years that if you’re chopping and changing your leader every five minutes in opposition, then you’re not a stable alternative to Government.”
Ms. Adams also told that party National was in an “incredibly strong position having just come out of nine years of Government and facing a Government and a Prime Minister that had a good response to the Christchurch terrorist attack.”