June 9, 2018
8:50 – A win for Dan Bidois, 13,82 votes ahead with 100% of the votes counted.
(And after a shakey start, All Blacks are ahead 25-11 in the test against France).
8:20 – 84.8% of votes counted, Dan Bidois is leading by 1,282.
8:10 – 75 % of votes counted, Dan Bidois ahead by 1,071.
8pm – Dan Bidois leads by 800 with 54.5% of votes counted.
7:20pm National’s candidate Dan Bidois has a 790 vote lead over Labour’s candidate Shanan Halbert with 48.5% of votes counted.
April 15, 2018
The National Party has selected Dan Bidois as its candidate to contest the Northcote by-election.
Mr Bidois is currently Strategy Manager for Foodstuffs. He was raised and educated in Auckland, leaving school at 15 to complete a butchery apprenticeship with Woolworth’s New Zealand.
Aspirational for his future, he went on to study at the University of Auckland, and attended Harvard University on a Fulbright Scholarship. He has worked as a strategist and economist in New Zealand, the United States, and Malaysia. . .
Qualifications and experience in both a trade and profession are a good combination for a potential MP.