New National List MP Chris Bishop has been getting rave end of year reviews from all the media. Bishop is a brilliant speaker in the house, and very adept at getting on with the media. but quietly arrogant when amongst friends.
Back bencher of the Year. National’s Chris Bishop. It’s not easy for a rookie MP to rise above the rest but Bishop did. He is destined for bigger things in a future National government.
The problem for Bishop is he is a scum List MP and a second class citizen as a consequence.
He failed in his first test, beating Trevor Mallard in Hutt South, much to the disappointment of the Labour Party hierarchy (including neighbouring MP Chris Hipkins) who arranged for the Hutt South boundaries to be redrawn so Mallard would lose. In fact Mallard won by 709, following a relatively lacklustre campaign from Bishop. Read more »