Maryan Street is going to get thrashed

Apparently Labour are going to “wipe the smug grin” off Nick Smith’s face in Nelson. Labour’s inept campaign takes another inept step toward oblivion.

Someone needs to tell them they are dreaming.

Nick Smith is one of the most popular electorate MPs in the country because he has done a bloody good job for two decades representing his voters. He is not known as Nick For Nelson for nothing, and his stats are better than just about any other National MP whatever way you measure them for winning more votes than National.

This is not just opinion. The election results bear out this:

National Party     15,378         SMITH, Nick    NAT    20,471
Labour Party     13,689         STREET, Maryan    LAB    12,000

So National have a majority of
1,689 over Labour and Nick has a majority of 8471 over Maryan.

I may disagree with Nick on a range of issues but he is the most frequent winner of the Politician of the Week Award because he gets so much right. He an example of a brilliant electorate MP, and Nelson is his seat for life even though it should be a swing seat, because he as never forgotten who sends him to parliament every three years.

When Labour do a campaign review they need to look closely at their candidates who don’t even win the all the Labour voters. As the numbers show, Maryan Street lost at least 1689 Labour voters, indicating she is a bloody terrible MP at serving her constituents.  If Labour are serious about winning Nelson they need to replace Maryan. Preferably with someone who isn’t as sour as a grapefruit and doesn’t represent the failed identity politics that is so last decade.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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