Fairfax’s top 25 lawmakers

December 27th, 2010 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

gallery staff give us their top 25 lawmakers:

  1. John Key
  2. Gerry Brownlee
  3. David Parker
  4. Simon Power
  5. Grant Robertson
  6. Tariana Turia
  7. Steven Joyce
  8. Judith Collins
  9. Annette King
  10. Bill English
  11. Phil Goff
  12. Trevor Mallard
  13. Te Ururoa Flavell
  14. Keith Locke
  15. Metiria Turei
  16. Tim Groser
  17. Pete Hodgson
  18. John Boscawen
  19. Hone Harawira
  20. Hekia Parata
  21. Sir Roger Douglas
  22. Tony Ryall
  23. Anne Tolley
  24. Amy Adams
  25. Shane Jones

Tony Ryall below Metiia Turei and Roger Douglas??? Really???

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12 Responses to “Fairfax’s top 25 lawmakers”

  1. jaba (2,137 comments) says:

    6.Tariana Turia .. what on earth has she done?
    5.Grant Robertson .. ummm

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  2. Interested Party (61 comments) says:

    I thought journos like a drink or two, looks like they have been hitting the bong as well

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  3. Manolo (13,575 comments) says:

    Parata before Douglas? Pffftttt.
    By the way, who is that obscure, almost anonymous politician, named Amy Adams? Never seen her.

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  4. first time caller (384 comments) says:

    I must say that was my first reaction too David. But are we really surprised?

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  5. MT_Tinman (3,130 comments) says:

    Must have been an effing good Xmas piss-up!

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  6. Graeme Edgeler (3,283 comments) says:

    Given the way this seems to be intended – MPs in Parliamentary debate (not including Question Time etc.), then is John Key really a lawmaker?

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  7. Trevor Mallard (247 comments) says:

    @Manolo – doesn’t come naturally to praise a Nat MP (and she won’t thank me for it – actually she might but shouldn’t) but Adams is one of the brightest new Nat MPs, almost cetainly the hardest working, very good grasp of detail, and showed she has a real heart when she came back from Canterbury post quake. If entry to Cabinet was based on talent she would have been there not Hekia.

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  8. Rodders (1,755 comments) says:

    Trevor Mallard said “doesn’t come naturally to praise a Nat MP…but…”

    Tis the season of goodwill ;)

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  9. Guy Fawkes (702 comments) says:

    Trevor still manages to stick the knife in.

    The Brutal Thug never changes his MO

    What a Hoon.

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  10. Offshore_Kiwi (499 comments) says:

    Is it on quantity, or quality? FFS, FIGJAM Power should be chased out of town by a posse looking to string him up from the nearest lamp-post. He is a fucking terrible Justice Minister. He’s ham-fisted everything he’s been given, even needing Collins to save his arse on at least one highly public occasion (Bill Wilson). The prick is a complete waste of space, and has no place in the National Party. He should remove the mask and fuck off to his ideological bed-fellows in the watermelons. Fucking totalitarian control-freak.

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  11. Manolo (13,575 comments) says:

    Offshore Kiwi is right: Figjam Power is a complete waste of space. The provincial conveyance lawyer is useless.

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  12. Michael (904 comments) says:

    I’m glad to see Ann Tolley in the upper quarter – she’s been singled out as Cabinets weakest link, but her message still gets through on National Standards. The juvenile way Teachers behaved at the PPTA (Or NZEI) conference only showed that she was willing to go and talk to teachers, but that teachers didn’t want to talk to her.

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