2007 Trans-Tasman MP Ratings

December 9th, 2007 at 10:10 am by David Farrar

Trans-Tasman has published its rankings for MPs in 2007.

As with last year, I like to analyse data so have put all the ratings into a spreadsheet and here are the average ratings for each party (2+ MPs), with the change from last year:

ACT            4.3        nc
Green         4.1         +0.2
Labour       4.0         -0.3
Maori         4.4         -0.8
National     4.7         nc
NZ First    4.1          -0.4
United       5.0         +0.5

So Labour MPs rated worst on average, with United Future best, followed by National. Interestingly in 2005 both National and Labour averaged 4.5.  In the last two years Labour has dropped to 4.0 and National increased to 4.7.

I also calculated averages for the Cabinet, the Government’s front bench (top 8), and National’s front bench (top 8):

Cabinet             5.1
Labour FB        6.3
National FB      7.2

Top Scores

Helen Clark       8.5
John Key            8.0
Bill English        8.0
Phil Goff            8.0

Bottom Scores

David Benson-Pope      0
Taito Philip Field           0
Gordon Copeland          0.5
Ashraf Choudary            1.0
George Hawkins            1.0
Dave Heroera                1.0
Mahara Okeroa             1.0
Judith Tizard                1.0
Nandor Tancoz            1.0
Brian Connell                1.0

Largest Increases

Paula Bennett         +2.0
Phil Heatley            +2.0
Charles Chauvel      +2.0

Largest Decreases

David Benson-Pope    -4.0
Gordon Copeland        -4.0
Mark Burton                -2.5
Tim Barnett                 -2.5

Top Performers by Party

Act – Heather Roy 5.0
Green – Jeanette Fitzsimons 6.5, Metiria Turei 5.5
Labour – Clark 8.5, Goff 8.0, Cullen and King 7.5
Maori – Pita Sharples 6.0,
National – Key and English 8.0, Power and Collins 7.5, Brownlee and Rich 7.0
NZ First – Peters 7.5, Mark 5.5
Progressive – Anderton 5.5
United Future – Dunne 5.5

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