In an earlier post we looked at which unionists had won seats from National in the last 20 years.
The only one we came up with was Mark Gosche in Maungakiekie.
A couple of people have pointed out that we are doing a big disservice to Steve Chadwick who was from a Nurses union background and won Rotorua in 1999 from Max Bradford.
Chadwick won with a majority of 4,978 votes, after Bradford had won in 1996 by 5896 votes, which is an absolutely thumping win by Chadwick. Read more »