COMMENT

Timing is everything in a political career and Chris Luxon's timing is perfect. He is standing for Parliament at the same point in this political cycle as Sir John Key did when National was previously out of power.

It seems strange to recall that Helen Clark's Government was in office for a full term before scarcely anybody in New Zealand heard the name John Key. He entered Parliament at the 2002 election, as did two other eventual contenders of the National Party leadership, Don Brash and Judith Collins.

That year, 2002, possibly haunts Simon Bridges. If New Zealand holds

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