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Inside Parliament: Will history repeat for National? Take a look back at the last leadership contest outcome

After Simon Bridges took out the latest leadership vote, the 1 NEWS political team look back at what happened at National's last contest, when Jim McLay took over from Robert Muldoon in 1984, following the party's election defeat.

After Simon Bridges took out the latest leadership contest, we look back at what happened at National's last contest. Source: 1 NEWS

Unfortunately for Mr McLay, he didn't make it to the next election, being rolled by Jim Bolger early in 1986. 

How does that bode for Mr Bridges?

"I'm sure Simon Bridges will last until 2020, but you never know," Andrea Vance said.

This week Katie Bradford and Andrea Vance discuss the latest politics news. Source: 1 NEWS

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