26 Aug 2014

Conservatives release party list

2:06 pm on 26 August 2014

The Conservative Party's full party list for the election, released today, holds no surprises.

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig Photo: CONSERVATIVE PARTY

Ranked after the leader and founder Colin Craig are the party president, former Ministry of Social Welfare chief executive Christine Rankin, and Sensible Sentencing Trust founder Garth McVicar.

The executive director of the Bar Association, Melissa Perkin, is ranked fourth, and a biomedical scientist, Edward Saafi, fifth.

The Conservative Party is currently polling 2.4 percent in Radio New Zealand's 'Poll of Polls', which puts it below the five percent required to get list candidates into Parliament without winning an electorate seat.

The full list:

  • 1. Colin Craig (East Coast Bays)
  • 2. Christine Rankin (Epsom)
  • 3. Garth McVicar (Napier)
  • 4. Melissa Perkin (North Shore)
  • 5. Dr Edward Saafi (Manukau East)
  • 6. Callum Blair (Upper Harbour)
  • 7. Mel Taylor (Northland)
  • 8. Steve Taylor (New Lynn)
  • 9. Roy Brown
  • 10. Paul Young (Botany)
  • 11. Donald Aubrey (Waitaki)
  • 12. Brian Dobbs (Waikato)
  • 13. John Stringer (Ilam)
  • 14. Anton Heyns (Rodney)
  • 15. Michael Brunner
  • 16. Brent Reid
  • 17. Debroah Cunliffe
  • 18. Philip Lynch
  • 19. Neville Hudson
  • 20. Elliot Ikilei

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