Labour has announced its party list for the 2014 election.
Five sitting MPs Ruth Dyson, Kris Faafoi, Clare Curran, Trevor Mallard and Rino Tirikatene have opted off the list as has Napier candidate Stuart Nash. . .
Did those not on the list step aside voluntarily or did they jump when they learned their plaes?
Hamish Rutherford gives Curran’s statement:
Dunedin South MP Clare Curran makes a short statement over the phone about withdrawing from the Labour list:
“I made a decision to withdraw from the list. I’m focused on winning Dunedin South for Labour and a hundred per cent committed to campaigning for the party vote. Not just in Dunedin but across the region, Otago-Southland region. And that’s all I’m saying, okay?”
This might be nearer the truth:
Rutherford also lists the winners and losers:
Winners on the Labour list:
David Clark up from 49 in 2011 to 26 this year
Iain Lees-Galloway from 37 to 24
Loiusa Wall, not placed in 2011 is ranked 12
Chris Hipkins rises from 30 to 9 this year
David Shearer was 31 last time, ranked 13 for 2014
Megan Woods rises from 47 to 20.
Carol Beaumont down from 22 in 2011 to 27 this year
Maryan Street, 7th in 2011 is ranked 15 this year
Phil Goff, leader in 2011 and number 1 in 2011, is ranked 16
Damien O’Connor who rejected a list place three years ago is back – at 22.
Is that a sign he’s back in the fold or that he’s worried about losing his seat to National candidate Maureen Pugh.
Have the people ranking the candidates followed the party’s rules that 45% of caucus should be female?
That can only be determined when the votes are counted.
They have however fallen one short of the 65 list candidates the rules stipulate they should have.
That seems strange when at least two electorate candidates lots – 16 men and 5 women by my count – who are standing in electorates aren’t on the list at all.
Mallard says he chose not to seek a list place:
You’d think he’d understand how MMP works by now.
Everyone who wins a seat will push those who are depending on a list seat further down so unless Mallard loses his seat his not being on the list makes no difference to anyone else on it.
Chris Bishop, National’s candidate will be doing all he can to help him.
On current polling there will be some MPs facing the knowledge their chances of staying in parliament aren’t high and hoping the party does lose some electorates.
The list is:
1 David Cunliffe 2 David Parker 3 Grant Robertson 4 Annette King 5 Jacinda Ardern 6 Nanaia Mahuta 7 Phil Twyford 8 Clayton Cosgrove 9 Chris Hipkins 10 Sue Moroney 11 Andrew Little 12 Louisa Wall 13 David Shearer 14 Su’a William Sio 15 Maryan Street 16 Phil Goff 17 Moana Mackey 18 Kelvin Davis 19 Meka Whaitiri 20 Megan Woods 21 Raymond Huo 22 Damien O’Connor 23 Priyanca Radhakrishnan 24 Iain Lees-Galloway 25 Rachel Jones 26 David Clark 27 Carol Beaumont 28 Poto Williams 29 Carmel Sepuloni 30 Tamati Coffey 31 Jenny Salesa 32 Liz Craig 33 Deborah Russell 34 Willow-Jean Prime 35 Jerome Mika 36 Tony Milne 37 Virginia Andersen 38 Claire Szabo 39 Michael Wood 40 Arena Williams 41 Hamish McDouall 42 Anjum Rahman 43 Sunny Kaushal 44 Christine Greer 45 Penny Gaylor 46 Janette Walker 47 Richard Hills 48 Shanan Halbert 49 Anahila Suisuiki 50 Clare Wilson 51 James Dann 52 Kelly Ellis 53 Corie Haddock 54 Jamie Strange 55 Katie Paul 56 Steven Gibson 57 Chao-Fu Wu 58 Paul Grimshaw 59 Tracey Dorreen 60 Tofik Mamedov 61 Hikiera Toroa 62 Hugh Tyler 63 Susan Elliot 64 Simon Buckingham