There are now three declared candidates for the National Party Leadership and hence to become the 39th Prime Minister of New Zealand. They are:
- Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Bill English
- Health and Sports Minister Jonathan Coleman
- Corrections and Police Minister Judith Collins
Bill English entered Parliament in 1990 and is aged 54.
Judith Collins entered Parliament in 2002 and is aged 57.
Jonathan Coleman entered Parliament in 2005 and is aged 50.
No word yet on any candidates for Deputy.
Exciting to have a contested race, and good to see enough talent in the caucus so there are good choices available.