TOP announce co-deputy and party list

The Opportunities Party has announced a co-deputy leader and also their party list.

Opportunities Party Announces Teresa Moore Co Deputy Leader

The Opportunities Party East Coast Bays candidate Teresa Moore will join Wellington Central candidate Geoff Simmons as Co Deputy Leader of the Party.

“Teresa is a welcome addition to TOP’s leadership team and will play a vital role on the campaign trail and in Parliament,” says TOP Founder and Leader Gareth Morgan, “With strong credentials in environmental matters and a proven track record in business Teresa is a fantastic addition to our leadership team.”.

“I’m proud to be part of TOP’s leadership team”, says Teresa, “It was already a privilege to be standing alongside a highly skilled group of candidates who believe in the need for real change in New Zealand, to be asked to help lead such a great team of people is an added honour”.

TOP Announces Party List for 2017 General Election

The Opportunities Party is pleased to release its party list for this year’s general election.

TOP will field 26 candidates, 5 are list only, the remaining 21 will be contesting electorates across the country.

TOP founder and leader Gareth Morgan is first on the list followed by deputy leader Geoff Simmons.

Next is East Coast Bays candidate Teresa Moore, list candidate Buddy Mikaere, Rangitata list candidate Olly Wilson, and Hamilton West candidate Donna Pokere-Phillips.

At 7 is Christchurch Central candidate Douglas Hill, and at 8 is sitting Horowhenua District Councillor Piri-Hira Tukapua who at 26, is TOPs youngest female candidate.

“Ranking our outstanding candidates was bloody hard,” Dr Morgan says, “Every one of them is in politics for the right reason, to make real change in people’s lives through promoting innovative policies.”

“They are a group that represents nearly all parts of the New Zealand community in terms of age, ethnicity, gender and profession”.

“What they all have in common is a desire to shake up our political system and make it more than the same old same old being offered by the old establishment parties”.

RANK

1 Gareth Morgan
2 Geoff Simmons : Wellington Central
3 Teresa Moore : East Coast Bays
4 Buddy Mikaere
5 Olly Wilson : Rangitata
6 Donna Pokere-Phillips : Hamilton West
7 Douglas Hill : Christchurch Central
8 Piri-Hira Tukapua : Otaki
9 Nicola Glenjarman : Waimakariri
10 Mika Haka : Auckland Central
11 Nicky Snoyink : Selwyn
12 Richard Warwick : Hutt South
13 Ted Faleauto : Manukau East
14 Abe Gray : Dunedin North
15 Clint Ulyatt : Mt Roskill
16 Dan Thurston : Mt Albert
17 Lesley Immink : East Coast
18 Vanessa Lee
19 Paddy Plunket : Rongotai
20 Brittany Owens : Rodney
21 Matt Isbister : North Shore
22 David Hay
23 Jenny Condie
24 Jessica Hammond Doube : Ohariu
25 Kevin Neill : Waitaki
26 Lindsay Smith : Dunedin South

The full list and biographies are available here.

2 Comments

  1. Kitty Catkin

     /  August 28, 2017

    He just can’t leave the lipstick on a pig cliche alone, can he ? Very teejus, Gareth, we have all heard it, it wasn’t that clever when it was new and it’s boring now.

  2. pickled possum

     /  August 28, 2017

    The labour parti is the pig and
    Jacinda is the lipstick
    is this what he means?