Media party picks for the next leader of the National party

Shaun Yeo

In order to work out who the Media party think should be, or is most likely to become, the next leader of the National party, I have organised the latest MSM articles according to the spin of the article. It will be interesting to review this list after we get a result to see who was the most accurate in their predictions.

Simon Bridges:

Audrey Young (Herald): Simon Bridges ahead all the way but still not assured of success in National leadership race

Simon Bridges or Amy Adams:

Anyone but Judith Collins:

John Armstrong (1News): Judith Collins ‘will almost certainly be spared’ joy of leading National Party with vote just days away

The public choice is Judith Collins:

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Anything can happen in National leadership battle

No clear front runner:

Judith Collins is a gamble, but it might just pay off:

Critic: Judith Collins: Critic Takes on the Crusher

Steven Joyce:

Duncan Garner (Stuff): Key, English, then Joyce – experience counts

Collins and Joyce will NOT be selected:

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): The leadership vote where everyone is confident of their numbers

Anyone but Mark Mitchell: (this one is a complete hit job by the writer)

Daniel Couch (Stuff): Dear Mark Mitchell: New Zealand deserves answers, not insults, on war for profit


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