1. TUREI, Metiria 2. NORMAN, Russel
When you have co-leaders one has to be number one on the list, but I’d be surprised if anyone outside the party would put Turei ahead of Norman.
3. HAGUE, Kevin 4. SAGE, Eugenie 5. HUGHES, Gareth 6. DELAHUNTY, Catherine 7. GRAHAM, Kennedy 8. GENTER, Julie Anne 9. MATHERS, Mojo 10. LOGIE, Jan 11. CLENDON, Dave 12. WALKER, Holly 13. SHAW, James 14. ROCHE, Denise 15. BROWNING, Steffan 16. DAVIDSON, Marama 17. COATES, Barry 18. HART, John 19. KENNEDY, Dave 20. ELLEY, Jeanette 21. McDONALD, Jack 22. MOORHOUSE, David 23. ROTMANN, Sea 24. BARLOW, Aaryn 25. LECKINGER, Richard 26. PERINPANAYAGAM, Umesh 27. RUTHVEN, Susanne 28. MOORE, Teresa 29. LANGSBURY, Dora 30. WOODLEY, Tane 31. PERLEY, Chris 32. GOLDSMITH, Rachael 33. KELCHER, John 34. ROGERS, Daniel 35. WESLEY, Richard 36. SMITHSON, Anne-Elise 37. McALL, Malcolm 38. FORD, Chris 39. HUNT, Reuben
Where a party spokesperson is on the list isn’t necessarily a reflection of the importance placed on the portfolios for which they are responsible.
However, farmers will take some comfort in seeing that the agriculture spokesman, Steffan Browning is the lowest ranked sitting MP.
Given how bad the policy is, the lower priority given to it the better.
The media releases says:
. . . “This is a diverse and balanced list. There are 10 women and 10 men in our top 20, six Aucklanders, four Maori and the first deaf candidate in the top 10 of any party’s list in MMP history. . . .
It’s so much easier to put a stronger emphasis on gender, ethnicity and other factors rather than ability when the chances are high that fewer than half are likely to make it into parliament.