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National Party Releases 2011 Party List

Peter Goodfellow
National Party President

4 September 2011

National Party Releases 2011 Party List

The National Party List for the 2011 election has been released today.

"Our 2011 list reflects the strength and stability the National-led Government has provided over the past three years. It includes a balanced blend of enthusiastic talent alongside immensely experienced and tested community leaders," says National Party President Peter Goodfellow.

"We have diverse candidates from all walks of life who will serve our communities well. This list sets the foundation for an even stronger National Party both in the immediate future and in the years ahead.

"This is a strong list and the high calibre of all our candidates did not make the National Party List Ranking Committee’s job an easy one."

Mr Goodfellow says priority was given to maintaining strong, stable, and effective leadership, with sitting Cabinet Ministers (and Ministers outside Cabinet) retaining the top 21 places.

Waitakere MP Paula Bennett's jumped from 41 to 14, while Hekia Parata has been elevated from 36 to 18 on the list.

"A number of our backbench MPs have also been elevated."

He says first-term Selwyn MP Amy Adams is one of the biggest movers on the list. She is up from 52 in 2008 to be placed at 28 this year, just in front of fellow first-termer, Maungakiekie's Peseta Sam Lotu-liga who is up from 35.

Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye has been placed at 33 (formerly 57), while Tauranga’s Simon Bridges has been placed at 30 (formerly 51).

Katrina Shanks has been placed at 38, while Epsom candidate Paul Goldsmith has slotted in at 39 on the list.

MPs including Melissa Lee, Kanwaljit Bakshi, and new candidates Jian Yang and Alfred Ngaro, have all been offered winnable slots in the mid-30's.

"The Party is proud of all its MPs and candidates, and we'll be working hard to get as many of them as we can into Parliament on November 26.

"In these challenging times, New Zealand needs the strong leadership that John Key and National provide. National has a realistic, affordable and achievable plan to grow the economy, raise education standards, future-proof infrastructure, and deliver better frontline public services.

"We're presenting the public with a team that we believe will help build the brighter future that will take New Zealand forward," Mr Goodfellow says.

National Party 2011 List - () 2008

1 John Key (1)
2 Bill English (2)
3 Lockwood Smith (12)
4 Gerry Brownlee (3)
5 Tony Ryall (6)
6 Nick Smith (5)
7 Judith Collins (7)
8 Anne Tolley (10)
9 Chris Finlayson (14)
10 David Carter (9)
11 Murray McCully (11)
12 Tim Groser (15)
13 Steven Joyce (16)
14 Paula Bennett (41)
15 Phil Heatley (22)
16 Jonathan Coleman (29)
17 Kate Wilkinson (30)
18 Hekia Parata (36)
19 Maurice Williamson (8)
20 Nathan Guy (18)
21 Craig Foss (33)
22 Chris Tremain (31)
23 Jo Goodhew (39)
24 Lindsay Tisch (19)
25 Eric Roy (28)
26 Paul Hutchison (23)
27 Shane Ardern (24)
28 Amy Adams (52)
29 Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga (35)
30 Simon Bridges (51)
31 Michael Woodhouse (49)
32 Chester Borrows (32)
33 Nikki Kaye (57)
34 Melissa Lee (37)
35 Kanwaljit Bakshi (38)
36 Jian Yang (-)
37 Alfred Ngaro (-)
38 Katrina Shanks (46)
39 Paul Goldsmith (-)
40 Tau Henare (26)
41 Jacqui Dean (40)
42 Nicky Wagner (43)
43 Chris Auchinvole (42)
44 Louise Upston (53)
45 Jonathan Young (66)
46 Jackie Blue (45)
47 Todd McClay (54)
48 Alan Peachey (34)
49 David Bennett (44)
50 Tim Macindoe (55)
51 Cam Calder (58)
52 John Hayes (50)
53 Colin King (47)
54 Aaron Gilmore (56)
55 Jami-Lee Ross (-)
56 Paul Quinn (48)
57 Paul Foster-Bell (-)
58 Maggie Barry (-)
59 Ian McKelvie (-)
60 Mark Mitchell (-)
61 Mike Sabin (-)
62 Scott Simpson (-)
63 Claudette Hauiti (-)
64 Joanne Hayes (-)
65 Leonie Hapeta (-)
66 Sam Collins (-)
67 Jonathan Fletcher (-)
68 Heather Tanner (-)
69 Denise Krum (-)
70 Carolyn O'Fallon (-)
71 Viv Gurrey (71)
72 Karen Rolleston (-)
73 Brett Hudson (-)
74 Linda Cooper (-)
75 Karl Varley (-)

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