Last year my National Party membership was blocked by the president. I am not sure why, and I donâ€™t know what constitutional basis he used to block it as I can’t find a presidential prerogative anywhere in the constitution. Nonetheless he held it up for several months until someone pointed out the decision wasn’t his but was the prerogative my local electorate committee. Even then he tried to influence the committee. All to no avail.
This year I am a proud card carrying member of the National Party again, and last years experience has started me thinking about the constitution and what the party will look like in 2022.
No one in National can tell me if anyone is even thinking about this, which is not surprising as the party itself is populated by modern day Bertie Woosters and the type of people he met at the Drones club.
Since the National Party isnâ€™t looking at what it will look like in 2022 I have decided to launch a public project to do this for them. Readers are asked to post respective comments or email me with their ideas, and I will summarise them on the blog.
Topics to discuss are:
- Which MPs will still be in Parliament?
- Which Board Members will still be on the board?
- How many current members will still be alive?
- What will the Young Nats look like?
Please suggest other topics if you think the readers of this blog can contribute to them.
Commenters, unlike other posts your comments will be moderated as this is a serious topic. Please be respectful and refrain from abuse, bad language or attempts at humour. We all know Michelle Boag will have had another two face lifts, and Trevor Mallard will still be fighting his asymmetrical war, but humour will be a subject for a separate series of posts so keep your comments to the point.Â