National List

I’ll leave it to others to comment on the National Party list because I was one of the committee which did the rankings and our deliberations are confidential.

If yesterday’s poll  where National had 54% was replicated on Election Day we’d have 70 MPs.

At the last election we got 38% support and 48 MPs. Polls would make it likely we’ll improve on that although realism suggests it won’t be as good as 54%.

Party President Judy Kirk’s media release says:

National’s list promotes strength and diversity

 

The National Party’s 2008 list promotes strength and diversity, says Judy Kirk, National Party President.

 

Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga (Maungakiekie) has been ranked at number 35, Hekia Parata (Mana) at 36, Melissa Lee (list) at number 37, Kanwal Bakshi (Manukau East) at 38 and Paul Quinn (Hutt South) at number 48.

 

“The diversity and individual strengths of the candidates is outstanding. It is a list that truly blends experience with new talent.”

 

The Party has 17 women in the top 60 and all National’s returning MPs have been ranked on the list in the top 50.

 

“We’ve had a strong caucus over the last parliamentary term, all of whom have worked very hard. By placing them all in the top 50 we are presenting a united and experienced team who are now able to get on with job of campaigning hard for the party vote.”

 

Youth is represented through Aaron Gilmore (Christchurch East) and Nikki Kaye (Auckland Central) ranked at 56 and 57 respectively.

 

Provincial New Zealand is also well represented with new talent. Simon Bridges (Tauranga) is ranked at number 51, Amy Adams (Selwyn) 52, Louise Upston (Taupo) 53, Todd McClay (Rotorua) at 54 and Tim Macindoe (Hamilton West) at 55. All are expected to campaign strongly to win their seats.


National’s Campaign Chair Steven Joyce (list) is the highest ranked new candidate, at number 16 on the list. 

 

Judy Kirk says this is the strongest list the National Party has put together for some time.

 

“The Party is very proud to be able to put forward such a talented team of people who are ready to serve their country and help build a stronger future for all New Zealanders.”

 

The National Party List is:

 

Name

Electorate

 

 

  1. John Key

Helensville

2.     Hon Bill English

Clutha-Southland

3.    Gerry Brownlee

Ilam

4      Simon Power

Rangitikei

5      Hon Dr Nick Smith

Nelson

6       Hon Tony Ryall

Bay of Plenty

7       Judith Collins

Clevedon

8       Hon Maurice Williamson

Pakuranga

9       David Carter

List

10     Anne Tolley

East Coast

11     Hon Murray McCully

East Coast Bays

12     Dr Hon Lockwood Smith

Rodney

13     Dr Wayne Mapp

North Shore

14     Chris Finlayson

Rongotai

15     Tim Groser

New Lynn

16      Steven Joyce

List

17      Hon Georgina Te Heuheu

List

18      Nathan Guy

Otaki

19      Lindsay Tisch

Waikato

20      Pansy Wong

Botany

21      John Carter

Northland

22      Phil Heatley

Whangarei

23     Dr Paul Hutchison

Hunua

24     Shane Ardern

Taranaki – King Country

25      Dr Richard Worth

Epsom

26      Hon Tau Henare

Te Atatu

27      Sandra Goudie

Coromandel

28      Eric Roy

Invercargill

29     Dr Jonathan Coleman

Northcote

30     Kate Wilkinson

Waimakariri

31     Chris Tremain

Napier

32     Chester Burrows

Whanganui

33     Craig Foss

Tukituki

34     Allan Peachey

Tamaki

35     Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga

Maungakiekie

36      Hekia Parata

Mana

37      Melissa Lee

List

38      Kanwal Bakshi

Manukau East

39    Jo Goodhew

Rangitata

40     Jacqui Dean

Waitaki

41     Paula Bennett

Waitakere

42    Chris Auchinvole

West Coast Tasman

43    Nicky Wagner

Christchurch Central

44   David Bennett

Hamilton East

45    Dr Jackie Blue

Mt Roskill

46    Katrina Shanks

Ohariu

47    Colin King

Kaikoura

48    Paul Quinn

Hutt South

49    Michael Woodhouse

Dunedin North

50    John  Hayes

Wairarapa

51    Simon Bridges

Tauranga

52    Amy Adams

Selwyn

53    Louise Upston

Taupo

54    Todd McClay

Rotorua

55    Tim Macindoe

Hamilton West

56    Aaron Gilmore

Christchurch East

57    Nikki Kaye

Auckland Central

58   Dr Cam Calder

Manurewa

59   Dr Conway Powell

Dunedin South

60   Stephen Franks

Wellington Central

61   Marc Alexander

Wigram

62   Malcolm Plimmer

Palmerston North

63   Mita Harris

Mangere

64   Terry Heffernan

Port Hills

65   Ravi Musuku

Mt Albert

66 Jonathan Young

New Plymouth

67 Richard Whiteside

Rimutaka

68 Paul O’Brien

List

69 Youngshin Watkins

List

70 Hamuera Mitchell

List

71    Viv Gurrey

List

72    Dugald McLean

List

73   Simon O’Connor

List

3 Responses to National List

  1. Dave says:

    I like how even the National Party is being with their list ranking… no favourites, everybody gets ranked at #1?! 😉

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  2. homepaddock says:

    I’m not sure how that happened – I copied it from the press release which had the right numbers but they all changed to 1 when I pasted it on the post – I’ve now changed them.

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  3. wary says:

    Its a strong list allright.
    I cant wait to see what Labour can come up with to match. And some of the new candidates will be hard to beat – especially talented (relative )youngsters like Simon Bridges, Amy Adams and Melissa Lee. Good to see them placed high up …

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