Will National push me up the list if I keep taking one for the team in a red seat?
No. Unlike Labour there is no reward for tenure in National. Those wanting specific examples should look at Ravi Musuku, Mita Harris, Malcolm Plimmer and Conway Powellâ€™s rankings in 2005 and 2008.
Ravi Musuku Â Â Â 2005 48 Â 2008 65
Mita Harris Â Â Â 2005 53 Â Â 2008 Â 63
Malcolm Plimmer Â 2005 60 Â 2008 62
Conway Powell Â 2005 Â 55 Â 2008 Â 59
Ravi didnâ€™t just get shafted he got sodomised repeatedly with some sort of industrial sodomiser.