Who is New Zealand’s new opposition leader Christopher Luxon?
The former Air New Zealand boss is a relative newcomer to politics but has consistently registered in ‘preferred prime minister’ polling
New Zealand has a new leader for its opposition, and – the party hopes – a new challenger to the enduring popularity of Labour’s Jacinda Ardern. The National party is pinning its hopes on Christopher Luxon, a former airline boss and a teetotaller, country music fan, waterskier, relative political unknown and – somewhat unusually for New Zealand politics – an evangelical Christian.
Luxon is the latest in a string of National leaders and will be tasked with uniting a party long plagued by poor polling, minor scandals and political infighting.Continue reading...