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Northcote

I’ll be really pissed off if the shenanigans within National, and its poor campaign in general, result in Dan Bidois losing Northcote to Labour’s Shanan Halbert.

Dan is a fantastic guy, and a very visible and hardworking MP who deserves to be re-elected. He will only lose the seat as a result of the swing to Labour, and nothing else. That swing is largely due to the mess the National Party has been in.

My personal view is that Bidois will win, but it will be close. If he doesn’t get across the line, he’s finished because he doesn’t have a high enough list placing. And he’s the sort of young, energetic MP the Nats desperately need in the future. I hope they haven’t inadvertently screwed his career.

Written by Nick K

October 14, 2020 at 6:00 am

Posted in New Zealand

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  1. Nick … thank you for that. Your comments endorsed. I know you recognise the two ticks ACT scenario (except in Epsom) is a vote for Labour but I fear some ACT zealots (evidence on this blog) don’t). It will be a real pity if Bidois loses by 400 and the ACT candidate polls 500.

    Post the election I intend doing a long post on National 2017-2020. It will be blunt.

    The Veteran

    October 14, 2020 at 9:14 am

    • If it’s of any solace, there are three votes in this house for Dan.

      Nick K

      October 14, 2020 at 1:16 pm

  2. This “ACT zealot” voted for Chris Bishop.

    Lindsay Mitchell

    October 14, 2020 at 1:50 pm


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