“One of the big messages I’ll be wanting to give incoming ministers and the caucus is that it is incredibly important that National stays connected with our supporters and connected with the New Zealand public.” John Key
Arrogance kills votes.
The most difficult time to be a member of a political party is when its MPs become arrogant, lose touch and are no longer connected with supporters, the wider public and their concerns.
One of the reasons National is strong now is because the leader and wider leadership understand the importance of and value members, supporters and people in general.
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
It is people who matter. Politicians and parties who lose touch with them lose.