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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  • todd

    I know Kate Reilly Streets campaign manager,while quite a nice person she has always been negative and envious of other people and absolutly hates Nick Smith (who is a complete AGW believing plonker).Labour has nothing else to offer apart from negativity.

  • Yes, Miz Street does look a tad lonely shuffling around the streets of Nelson looking for new recruits to her Voters Army. Perhaps the induction processes for the Captaincy and Lieutenant posts are too tight as her recent letter suggests that they knock on voter’s doors at intervals during the day until those voters comply with their instructions and vote. This sounds a bit like the actions of a bunch of desperate debt collectors….!

  • liberty

    Nick has just two very big Faults.
    He is a warmist and a soft Socialist
    As an electorate MP in Nelson
    He has worked his butt off.

  • mary

    Why would Ms Street want to win the electorate anyway? She would have to do the occasional bit of work if that happened.

    Much better to be a list MP who can concentrate on party matters and continue to work away at building up her travel bill.

    • liberty

      List MPs are only party hacks. They should be bulk housed in Wellington.
      Street is one of the biggest spenders when it comes to travel.
      Still a minor cost. Compared to ACC which was nearly munted
      Under Streets watch.

  • JK

    I don’t agree with Nick’s position on AGW and the way he has dragged the National caucus kicking and screaming into that mess.
    The destruction of our wealth and our economy based on blatant lies and only set up to pay for the UN’s power grab is totally deplorable. But he is a darn fine electorate MP for Nelson. Street has not shown to have done anything for Nelson apart from perpetuating the Ceaușescu-esque ideas and policies instilled into her by Comrad Helen.

  • thor42

    Yeah, Street is a sourfaced bitch. Very much like whats-her-face – Sue Bradford – she of the lips-like-a-draught-horse.
    Street is definitely Bradford version 2.0.
    Labour is ***INFESTED*** with 70s-style losers like this. No wonder they’re a turn-off for voters.