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Simon Bridges Biography, Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Education, Net Worth and Contact

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Simon Bridges full name Simon Joseph Bridges, is a New Zealand politician and lawyer. He was born on 12 October 1976 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Bridges was educated at the University of Auckland, completing a BA (Political Science and History) and a LLB (Hons). He later completed a Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford, where he met his wife Natalie.

Simon Bridges is National MP for Tauranga and Leader of the National Party. In the last National-led Government, Simon held several ministerial portfolios including Labour, Energy, Transport, Communications, Economic Development and Leader of the House.

Prior to standing for Parliament, Simon was a senior Crown Prosecutor in the District and High Courts. He had been a prosecutor in Tauranga since 2001, working largely on jury trials. He moved to Tauranga from a role as a litigation lawyer in Auckland.

Simon Bridges Age

He was born on 12 October 1976 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Simon Bridges Wife

He is married to his wife Natalie Bridges. Natalie is a British-born public relations consultant. They met while she was studying at the University of Oxford.

Simon Bridges Children

Bridges and his wife Natalie Bridges have three children; two sons who were born in 2012 and 2014, and a daughter who was born in 2017.

Simon Bridges Family

Bridges was born as the youngest of six children. His father was a part-Māori Baptist minister, and his mother, a white New Zealander from Waihi, was a primary school teacher.

His father Heath’s mother, Naku Joseph, was a member of Ngāti Kinohaku, a hapū of the Ngāti Maniapoto tribe, and associated with Oparure Marae near Te Kuiti, through which Bridges has family connections to former Labour Cabinet Minister Koro Wētere.

Bridges’ sister, Rachel Trimble, married National MP Simon O’Connor in December 2016.

Simon Bridges Education

Bridges was educated at the University of Auckland, completing a BA (Political Science and History) and a LLB (Hons). He later completed a Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford, where he met his wife Natalie.

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