Simon Bridges running for National leadership, 1News understands

Simon Bridges is running again to be National’s leader, 1News understands.

Simon Bridges

Bridges took over the leadership in 2018 after former Prime Minister Bill English stood down as Opposition leader.

Bridges was then rolled by Todd Muller last year.

It comes after a tumultuous few days, where Judith Collins was voted out as leader by her MPs, after releasing a late night statement demoting Bridges.

The vote by National’s caucus will be held on Tuesday. Shane Reti is the interim leader.