Newshub reports :
12:40pm – Sources have told Newshub Simon Bridges has lost the vote. Newshub understands the vote has been won by Todd Muller.
Update: – Nikki Kaye is now deputy.
My loyalty is to National and to its leadership, I congratulate Todd and Nikki.
My sympathy is with Simon Bridges and Paula Bennett who have worked very hard in what proved to be an impossible task.