New National leader Christopher Luxon has released his line-up after taking up the leadership of the party last week.

New National Party leader Chris Luxon.New National Party leader Chris Luxon. (Source: Getty)


The move sees former leader Judith Collins plunging down to 19th spot, with other MPs including Michael Woodhouse and Andrew Bayly, who sat as her high ranking MPs, also falling down with her.

Former deputy Shane Reti keeps a high position up at fifth, while Chris Bishop rises up to fourth.

“The line-up I’m announcing today is based on merit and matches people to their strengths and skill sets,” Luxon said.

“I have deliberately selected a Shadow Cabinet of 20 members to match the Government’s Cabinet,” Luxon said.

“We will be a Government-in-waiting that will relentlessly hold this spin-heavy and PR-driven Government to account, and focus on proposing detailed, constructive and intellectually rigorous solutions.”

1. Christopher Luxon – National security and intelligence

2. Nicola Willis – Housing, social investment

3. Simon Bridges – Finance, infrastructure

4. Chris Bishop – Covid-19 Response, Shadow Leader of the House

5. Shane Reti – Health, Māori-Crown Relations, Pacific Peoples

6. Louise Upston – Social Development & employment, child poverty reduction

7. Erica Stanford – Education, immigration

8. Matt Doocey – Mental health, youth

9. Simeon Brown – Transport, public service

10. Barbara Kuriger – Agriculture, biosecurity, food safety

11. Scott Simpson – Climate change, environment

12. Paul Goldsmith – Justice, workplace relations and safety

13. Melissa Lee – Broadcasting and media, digital economy and communications, ethnic communities

14. Mark Mitchell – Police, serious fraud office, counter-terrorism

15. Andrew Bayly – Small business, commerce and consumer affairs, manufacturing, building and construction, revenue

16. Gerry Brownlee – Foreign affairs, GCSB, emergency management

17. Stuart Smith – Energy and resources, EQC, viticulture

18. Michael Woodhouse – SOEs, ACC, statistics, sport, Deputy Shadow Leader of the House

19. Judith Collins – Research, science and technology

20. David Bennett – Economic and regional development

Jacqui Dean, Todd McClay, Simon O’Connor, Ian McKelvie, Todd Muller, Maureen Pugh, Harete Hipango, Chris Penk, Tim van de Molen, Nicola Grigg, Joseph Mooney, Penny Simmonds and Simon Watts sit outside the top 20.