Another National candidate who has achieved stuff in the private sector

March 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

announced:

The National Party has announced will be its candidate for the Rimutaka electorate at the 2014 general election. 

“We’re extremely fortunate to have a candidate of Lewis’s calibre standing for the Rimutaka seat”, says Lower North Island Regional Chair Malcolm Plimmer. 

“Lewis has proven himself a strong advocate with exceptional promise, and I look forward to working with him to run a strong campaign for Rimutaka

I know Lewis very well, and he’ll be a great candidate and hopefully MP.

Lewis is only 29, but he’s already spent eight years working in the private sector for a variety of technology companies. He’s been an account executive for IBM, Spectrum Consulting, Ingram Micro and currently Oracle. He’s also run his own web development company for four years.

Still a lot of selections to go. Labour still has 32 selections to complete and National has 28 to go.

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35 Responses to “Another National candidate who has achieved stuff in the private sector”

  1. ChardonnayGuy (1,179 comments) says:

    Also former chair of the Republican Movement of New Zealand.

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  2. Urban_Redneck (57 comments) says:

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

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  3. Redbaiter (7,962 comments) says:

    How does he feel about National Party’s founding principles?

    “To promote good citizenship and self-reliance; to combat communism and socialism; to maintain freedom of contract; to encourage private enterprise; to safeguard individual rights and the privilege of ownership; to oppose interference by the State in business, and State control of industry”.

    Or has John Key, the most progressive leader National has ever had, forbidden discussion on such prehistoric ideas?

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  4. Viking2 (11,242 comments) says:

    HMMM, CV, changes jobs every 2 years, unstable employment record.
    Would you employ this Man.
    World builder at 29.

    Unfortunately he will get voted in because there is effectively no opposition that’ s worth voting for.

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  5. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    National have yet another who will not need to use the trough for an income, unlike useless leeches Labour have in their line-up. He will not leave Parliament and go to GWRC like the other trough snouting slugs that overburden ratepayers, even a dishonest one. Looking at the above comments the losers of envy are still out in force . . . like themselves, their antics are wasted space.

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  6. OneTrack (2,777 comments) says:

    Urban_Redneck

    As opposed to Labour/green who ignore any and every rule, because, as we all know, the rules were only ever written to apply to the right-wing.

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  7. Viking2 (11,242 comments) says:

    Good question Red.

    We are becoming used to uncritical analysis of various candidates on all sides of the spectrum.

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  8. Viking2 (11,242 comments) says:

    gm (703 comments) says:
    March 22nd, 2014 at 9:35 am

    National have yet another who will not need to use the trough for an income,
    ======================

    Please substantiate this for our benefit.

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  9. Harriet (4,614 comments) says:

    “…..Also former chair of the Republican Movement of New Zealand…..He’s been an account executive for IBM……..He’s also run his own web development company for four years.”

    A Malcolm Turnball? You’ve got to be fucken joking! :cool:

    Clearly then National does not want to emulate the Abbott governments future direction.

    NZ will still be socialist, hyper-sexual, and shortly drugged under National for a while yet. Classy.

    Vote Conservatives! :cool:

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  10. Warren Murray (289 comments) says:

    Im sure he’s a fine bloke, but it is Rimutaka! Somehow National found someone even younger than Chris Hipkins to stand. Perhaps thats why he was selected, give him an unwinnable contest and if he stays in the game, perhaps when he’s older, wiser and has more life / campaigning experience he might have a shot somewhere winnable.

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  11. EAD (809 comments) says:

    I’m sure Lewis is a nice guy but he, like Jucinda Arden, represents everything that is wrong in NZ politics. There was a time when politics was a calling after one had lead a successful life rather than a full time career. Your only motivation was to ensure good stewardship of a civic body and you knew you were there to SERVE your constituents rather than RULE over them.

    Lewis has had a moderately successful and somewhat short career and writes likes he’s had an education at “Uni” but he comes across as just another person who wants to tell people what to do. His main passion and motivation for getting into politics it appears is to champion the cause of NZ becoming a Republic and changing the flag.

    As a National party candidate, I wonder if Lewis could tell us of the dangers of concentrated political and economic organisation and why such a philosophy always leads us down “The road to serfdom”. There was a time when every prospective Tory MP had to understand and argue Hayek’s polemic on centralised power, now you just have to tick some politically correct box – he is obviously a “youth” candidate or a “moderniser”.

    I think he is just more of the same.

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  12. peterwn (3,204 comments) says:

    Redbaiter – the overarching priority for the forthcoming election is to stay in power (or get into power). Labour has totally lost sight of that (the overarching priority for their electorate MP’s is to retain their seats). John Key knows that only too well and National’s ‘founding principles’ while being an important aspirational statement must take back seat at this stage.

    Warren Murray – so what? The party vote means everything. Even if a seat is not readily winnable the key role of a candidate is to be an ambassador for the party vote and a key indicator of the candidate’s worth is the ability to get or keep that party vote up in the electorate he or she is contesting. The prize for making an excellent job of that is winning nomination for a winnable seat and an enhanced list position.

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  13. Manolo (13,514 comments) says:

    And another republican. More Labour Lite than ever!

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  14. duggledog (1,424 comments) says:

    Good on him but I prefer someone with a bit more life experience. Like Jacinda Ardern (not)

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  15. Alan (1,076 comments) says:

    Why would someone that age want to waste their life in parliament ?

    Tragic really.

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  16. flipper (3,811 comments) says:

    Red…….Can you give us the source of your quotation?

    It is NOT part of the National Party’s CONSTITUTION AND rules..

    Redneck….
    Absolute crap. Just keep on keeping on with that garbage and (whore’s drawers Morgan notwithstanding), and Cunliffe will surpass W. English’s electoral nadir. So … keep digging

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  17. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    Viking: Quite simple, he is not a left-wing leech, who can only survive off ratepayers, taxpayers, or unionists. Show me one Labour MP who has ever made a buck in commerce or private enterprise? The current financial spokesman tried, but went broke in good trading times, ruining his business partner both financially and mentally, even ran off with a stroke-ridden friend’s wife . . . lovely people these Labourites.

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  18. flipper (3,811 comments) says:

    Holden…. ????

    Essentially a Candidate’s College grounding…. or try out.
    Any future Holden may have (and at his age he would be better employed using his skills in the private sector) will be dependent upon his ability to cut Labour’s share of the party vote in Rimutaka ….. and on his position in the list. 60+ without a doubt. But then Malcolm Plimmer, surely the dullest tack in the Board box, with none of the abilities of Bell or Bridge, may be experiencing another brain storm…. just like he has attempted in another nearby electorate. One wonders what inducements Plimmer offered Holden. May be 2017 will provide the answer. Hang on! By 2017 Plimmer will have confirmed that he has passed his use-by date and be long gone.

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  19. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (828 comments) says:

    Hang in there fellows…Nobody can touch Chippie in Rimutaka. With the latest Roy-Morgan showing National starting to shed support as a result of Milkgate, a Labour-Green wave will sweep the elections of 2014. Holden is best driven on the roads of Rimutaka hills…

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  20. peterwn (3,204 comments) says:

    Flipper – re Malcolm Plimmer. Just take a look at the 2011 party vote results for the electorates under his wing. It was an excellent result all round. And the Party Vote is everything, everything, everything. So Malcolm must be doing something right. If he were not then surely John Key and Peter Goodfellow would be through their networks ‘astroturfing’ National members in Lower North Island for change.

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  21. dime (9,634 comments) says:

    a 29 year old sales rep? who changes job every few years? awesome.

    does he drive a mondeo wagon?

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  22. gravedodger (1,528 comments) says:

    As an exercise in the trivial, peruse the party vote in the “safe” seats of Goff, King, Mallard and loser Clayton Cosgrove.

    From Memory negative thousands for their grand old party.

    Win or lose Holden is an asset and in an increasingly young, connected and educated electorate Chippie will be sweating.

    Pity about the republican thing tho, wait for the socialist slam machine to try to exploit it as a non nat trait.

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  23. Viking2 (11,242 comments) says:

    igm (704 comments) says:
    March 22nd, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Viking: Quite simple, he is not a left-wing leech, who can only survive off ratepayers, taxpayers, or unionists. Show me one Labour MP who has ever made a buck in commerce or private enterprise? The current financial spokesman tried, but went broke in good trading times, ruining his business partner both financially and mentally, even ran off with a stroke-ridden friend’s wife . . . lovely people these Labourites.

    ================================================
    That is not an answer to my challenge to you.

    Repeating again for your benefit.

    Viking2 (10,576 comments) says:
    March 22nd, 2014 at 9:38 am

    igm (703 comments) says:
    March 22nd, 2014 at 9:35 am

    National have yet another who will not need to use the trough for an income,
    ======================

    Please substantiate this for our benefit.

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  24. scrubone (3,081 comments) says:

    Red…….Can you give us the source of your quotation?

    It is NOT part of the National Party’s CONSTITUTION AND rules..

    So you checked the rules… but you didn’t thing to use google. Sheesh.

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  25. scrubone (3,081 comments) says:

    I’m sure Lewis is a nice guy but he, like Jucinda Arden, represents everything that is wrong in NZ politics. There was a time when politics was a calling after one had lead a successful life rather than a full time career. Your only motivation was to ensure good stewardship of a civic body and you knew you were there to SERVE your constituents rather than RULE over them.

    Lewis has had a moderately successful and somewhat short career and writes likes he’s had an education at “Uni” but he comes across as just another person who wants to tell people what to do. His main passion and motivation for getting into politics it appears is to champion the cause of NZ becoming a Republic and changing the flag.

    Agree – If you’re trying to get elected to Parliament under 30 years of age, what exactly are you hoping to bring to the table?

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  26. thor42 (968 comments) says:

    @scrubone – “If you’re trying to get elected to Parliament under 30 years of age, what exactly are you hoping to bring to the table?”

    A brain maybe (plus a good work ethic).
    If he has a brain then he trumps every Labour and Green MP.

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  27. JeffW (324 comments) says:

    I have to agree with many of the above commentators. We have no need of people, especially from the left but also from the centre-left, who aspire to be life-long professional politicians. We need people with the strength of character to rebel against the norms of parliament and politics, who get their rocks off not by having their names attached to legislation but the removal of unnecessary legislation and regulation.

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  28. Johnboy (15,537 comments) says:

    I somehow have a feeling that National should have got a candidate of around 40+ years that say started his own company with a truck and a digger, lived local, made a million or three through hard graft and still had contact’s in the local community.

    Putting up a little prat who plays with fucking computers won’t win them the seat. Then again they were never seriously expecting to win it anyway. That is their problem! :)

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  29. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    Viking: You stated it, lefties are lazy leeches, going to Pariament for a living. Holden is going there to do something for someone else, not the trough!

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  30. Johnboy (15,537 comments) says:

    Stupid little computer nerds won’t win in it in Rimutaka. National has to think out of the square??? :)

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  31. Johnboy (15,537 comments) says:

    National has this election to lose. Labour can’t win it. Get radical national. You won’t win Rimutaka with a dick like this!!! :)

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  32. mikenmild (11,246 comments) says:

    Given that National couldn’t win Rimutaka even if John Key stood there, maybe Lewis Holden was the best they could come up with.

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  33. SPC (5,472 comments) says:

    How National rank him on the list would indicate more about his future as an MP than running in an electorate where National will not win.

    And many members of the party offer themselves for selection in such contests without ever expecting or planning to be an MP, not that they admit this to prospective voters – their main function is to advocate for the party vote.

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  34. SPC (5,472 comments) says:

    EAD, “I wonder if Lewis could tell us of the dangers of concentrated political and economic organisation and why such a philosophy always leads us down “The road to serfdom”. There was a time when every prospective Tory MP had to understand and argue Hayek’s polemic on centralised power”

    Is there any evidence that Holland, Holyoake, Marshall, Muldoon, McLay, Bolger, English or Key ever read Hayek? None of them were known as Tory’s either.

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  35. ROJ (97 comments) says:

    Folk here comment on his age to be considering entering Parliament.

    Didn’t Winston enter early like this? Or is he even older than I thought?

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