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National's list promotes strength and diversity

Judy Kirk National Party President

17 August 2008

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."




1. John Key


2. Hon Bill English


3. Gerry Brownlee


4. Simon Power


5. Hon Dr Nick Smith


6. Hon Tony Ryall

Bay of Plenty

7. Judith Collins


8. Hon Maurice Williamson


9. David Carter


10. Anne Tolley

East Coast

11. Hon Murray McCully

East Coast Bays

12. Dr Hon Lockwood Smith


13. Dr Wayne Mapp

North Shore

14. Chris Finlayson


15. Tim Groser

New Lynn

16. Steven Joyce


17. Hon Georgina Te Heuheu


18. Nathan Guy


19. Lindsay Tisch


20. Pansy Wong


21. John Carter


22. Phil Heatley


23. Dr Paul Hutchison


24. Shane Ardern

Taranaki - King Country

25. Dr Richard Worth


26. Hon Tau Henare

Te Atatu

27. Sandra Goudie


28. Eric Roy


29. Dr Jonathan Coleman


30. Kate Wilkinson


31. Chris Tremain


32. Chester Burrows


33. Craig Foss


34. Allan Peachey


35. Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga


36. Hekia Parata


37. Melissa Lee


38. Kanwal Bakshi

Manukau East

39. Jo Goodhew


40. Jacqui Dean


41. Paula Bennett


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


47. Colin King


48. Paul Quinn

Hutt South

49. Michael Woodhouse

Dunedin North

50. John Hayes


51. Simon Bridges


52. Amy Adams


53. Louise Upston


54. Todd McClay


55. Tim Macindoe

Hamilton West

56. Aaron Gilmore

Christchurch East

57. Nikki Kaye

Auckland Central

58. Dr Cam Calder


59. Dr Conway Powell

Dunedin South

60. Stephen Franks

Wellington Central

61. Marc Alexander


62. Malcolm Plimmer

Palmerston North

63. Mita Harris


64. Terry Heffernan

Port Hills

65. Ravi Musuku

Mt Albert

66. Jonathan Young

New Plymouth

67. Richard Whiteside


68. Paul O'Brien


69. Youngshin Watkins


70. Hamuera Mitchell


71. Viv Gurrey


72. Dugald McLean


73. Simon O'Connor



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