NZ First party list announced

Yesterday most media attention was on the leak of Winston Peters’ superannuation overpayment, but they also released their full party list.

The top 20:

  1. Rt Hon Winston Peters
  2. Ron Mark
  3. Tracey Martin
  4. Fletcher Tabuteau
  5. Darroch Ball
  6. Clayton Mitchell
  7. Mark Patterson
  8. Shane Jones
  9. Jenny Marcroft
  10. Mahesh Bindra
  11. Pita Paraone
  12. Ria Bond
  13. Denis O’Rourke
  14. David Wilson
  15. Richard Prosser
  16. Jon Reeves
  17. Stu Husband
  18. Andy Foster
  19. Melanie Mark-Shadbolt
  20. Helen Peterson

NZ First currently have 12 MPs. They got 8.66% party vote in the 2014 election.

Key points:

  • 3 newcomers placed ahead of sitting MPs
  • Shane Jones at 8 (requires NZ First vote of about about 6%)
  • Pita Paraone drops 3 places after stepping aside for Jones in Whangarei
  • Richard Prosser drops from 3 to 15
  • Denis O’Rourke drops from 7 to 13
  • 1 female in the top 8, 3 in the top 15

Barbara Stewart, currently NZ First Whip, is not standing again.

Full NZ First list

Details: Our People (does not include non-MP candidates)

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8 Comments

  1. Tipene

     /  August 30, 2017

    I’m puzzled by the decision to replace experienced MP’s with political rookies.

    It must take quite a while for a new MP to come up to speed, so demoting 3 existing MP’s must come at a cost regarding loss of institutional knowledge, surely?

    Paraone makes way for the apparent good of the Party, and the reward for his loyalty is demotion?

    (Shakes head resignedly).

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    • PDB

       /  August 30, 2017

      Winston IS the NZ First party so does it really matter who his MP’s are?

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      • Gezza

         /  August 30, 2017

        Nope. They all serve at his pleasure & have no idea what his policies are, whatever is on their website.

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    • Corky

       /  August 30, 2017

      Kitty wont be happy with you using her trademark form of expression: (Shakes head resignedly). Keep the good work up.

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      • Gezza

         /  August 30, 2017

        Au contraire, mon petit choux, she will be honoured by the preservation & spread of this delightful little literary device. (Smiles at Corky’s continued inability to defeat or get under the skin of our Lady of The Books)

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  2. Take away the party loyalists, the campaign managers and the candidates and about a dozen people turned up in Wellsford for a Northland candidates meeting.

    It was in stark contrast to the 130 people who filled the Mangawhai Heads golf club the night before – what a difference more than two days notice makes.

    And right on cue Peters found another bottom-line – but this time with a caveat.

    He told the audience if he discovered after the election that they had been “fast on the lip and slow on the hip” and not given their vote to him and his party then “I’ll know that you don’t give a rats about being cajoled into the super city”.

    “But if I see that you’re serious, I’ll tell you this, I’m not coming back here in 2020 and having you say I didn’t keep my word,” he said.

    And right there, a binding referendum for Wellsford to decide on whether they stayed part of the Auckland super-city, was a NZ First bottom-line, kind of.

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  3. Zedd

     /  August 30, 2017

    take 2;

    i thought ms martin was #2 ?

    prosser must have been kicked in his ass for his wogistan comments

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