Friday, April 22, 2005



The Green list

The Greens' party list is up on Frogblog. The big change that everyone is commenting on is that Nandor has dropped to number seven. But with so many high-performing MPs, there would have been some tough choices about rankings; Keith Locke and Met have certainly been very visible this term (oh human rights and foreign policy, and the foreshore and civil unions respectively), and so I can see how they would have been bumped up. I'm not sure about Sue Kedgley though...

While the change in list ranking means that Nandor may not get in if the Greens only get 5%, I don't think its a serious problem. The Greens have been consistently polling over or close to the threshold, and the election campaign will almost certainly push them over. They also tend to do very well out of the expat vote, which doesn't show up in polls. But if you're worried about Nandor, then there's an obvious solution: vote Green to help reelect him.

Update: Frogblog has more on the meaning of the list...

4 comments:

We could go all tactical in Auckland Central by voting Nandor as electorate MP and get rid of Tizard.

Posted by Uroskin : 4/22/2005 01:31:00 PM

You could indeed - and it would ensure the Greens would get into Parliament. But I think a better target for tactical voting is Coromandel. Jeanette Fitzsimons took the seat in 1999, and she may be able to do so again.

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 4/22/2005 03:22:00 PM

Don't know about Coromandel. Skyrocketing land prices are changing that place.

Being too appealing as a lovely arty alternative place causes your property prices skyrocket - and then the sort of people who made it such a loverly arty alternative place find it hard to afford it. San Francisco hit that problem fifteen years ago: Nelson and Coromandel are hitting it now.

Posted by Icehawk : 4/22/2005 03:33:00 PM

I totally support Nandor for Auckland Central. Tizard has been useless. Nandor has a really good grasp of urban sustainability issues and could be a good advocate for some radical urban design planning.

Posted by Anonymous : 4/23/2005 01:03:00 PM