Okay, here’s the full list, with the changes from current rankings:
Okay so who are the winners and losers.
- Louisa Wall up 15 places to No 16. Well deserved. She did an excellent job getting a controversial bill through Parliament without great rancor.
- Moana Mackey up 7. Also well deserved. Mackey has never been given a significant role and I rate her as an effective MP. Will never be a star but is solid,
- Lees-Galloway up 5. As Junior Whip may end up senior whip if they make Government.
- Sue Moroney up . As Senior Whip will be a key advisor to Cunliffe.
- Clare Curran, down 11 to 29. Has lost her prized Comms/ICT portfolio but remains an Associate as consolation. However hard to see how she can hope for better than a Select Committee Chair if they win
- Darien Fenton down 9 to 25. Little Ministerial prospects for her also.
- David Clark, down 8 from 12 to 20. This one is the shocker. Clark has been seen as one of the most promising of the 2011 intake and it is hard to work out why he got demoted so far, except presumably backing the wrong person.
- Jacinda Ardern, demoted from 4 to 6 and no longer the highest ranked woman. Also lost Welfare/Social Development.
Overall not a huge shakeup in terms of rankings. Four biggish winners, four losers and a few move about a wee bit.
I’ll do a separate post on the portfolio changes.