Posted by BE on November 29th, 2010
Overall, 30 National MPs improved their scores over last year, 13 were unchanged, and 15 went down.
Labour did rather better. 30 of their MPs went up, 10 stayed the same, and only 5 went down.
This seems like a good time to ask you to rate our Members of Parliament. Here’s how we’ll do it.
Score any five MPs out of ten. Zero out of 10 means indescribably awful; ten out of 10 means improvement virtually impossible. You may make a short one-sentence comment on each of your choices, which will be published only if they show insight or wit.
I’ll give regular updates on the results as they come in.
What you said about… (in no particular order):
3/10 Have no confidence in him especially with his hypocritical statements
9/10 Were I a National supporter I would have to say he has done a brilliant job
8/10 He’s doing pretty well considering he’s the only Nat MP with any electoral “charm”
9/10. As his political stocks continue to rise, so do Phil Goff’s fall.
7/10 Like Key himself this is ranking is more for style than substance.
3/10 This is the cabinet he picked – out of all of the National party caucus, this lot, with Tolley, Bennett, Collins, Key judged these to be the best blooms in the National garden. So no points there. Three for his on-going ability to make poor government, (increased unemployment, as well as the decreased average household incomes across New Zealand.
7/10 He is the master of aspirational politics and still manages to make his style of politics work. Although he has not achieved anything of note, he and he alone maintains the popularity of his government.
6/10 A little bit country and a luittle bit rock’n’roll – clearly the folksy/slick PR is working wonders – but the Trans-Tasman comment makes sense – he’s still, by appearances, governing based on what the pollsters advise is popular after things are floated.
3/10 A step up from earlier when I would have considered 0/10
5/10 A pleasant guy but out of his depth
5/10. Like a fox terrier, snapping at the heels of someone wearing Doc Martens.
3/10 (with Annette King) Despite repeatedly being handed some terrific opportunities by the current administration Labour’s leadership duo have failed to capitalize in any meaningful manner. Goff and King and truly yesterday’s people.
2/10 Has not managed to do much right. He seemed to be on the right track following the Party conference, sadly he has fallen back into oblivion.
5/10, Mostly invisible – but when he’s pulled in to provide something quotable he flubs it up. He’s got others facing the government at his behest, but should be leading from the front.
0/10 This man should be the Minister Of Hypocrisy Do as I say not as I do!
0/10 Hide has alienated a significant number of Aucklanders and gifted the supercity mayoralty to the left. No need to mention his gross hypocrisy. Read the rest of this entry »