The Moroney Effect

I lost by this much

Sue Moroney started her political career in Piako in 2002 so that sets our benchmark margin at 1600 National candidate majority.

Sue then competes again in Piako in 2005 and Lindsay Tisch’s majority jumps 525%.

Sue enters the Hamilton East race in 2008 and David Bennett’s majority jumps 76%. (After losing all the rural votes due to boundary changes – close to 3000 National voters)

This year she enters the Hamilton West race and Tim McIndoe’s majority jumps 160%.

Any National candidate in a marginal seat should be hoping that when Sue Moroney fixes her beady eyes on their seat, in the search for another electorate for her to inflict herself upon for the 2014 election, that it’s their seat! – maybe we’ll strike gold and she’ll go for Waitakere.

She’s nasty and everyone who meets her knows it.  My pick is she goes list only next time and it’s a rumour I’ve heard from someone in their camp.  She costs votes wherever she goes.


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