The new Hunua candidate

April 29th, 2014 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

The selection occurred when I was overseas. The winner from a large field was Andrew Bayly who has an interesting and varied background. Some extracts:

  • managed the listing of approximately 25 companies on the London and New Zealand stock exchanges
  • Chair of a number of private companies
  •  Fellow of the NZ Chartered Institute of Company Management, Fellow of the UK Chartered Association of Certified Accountants; and Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management
  •  recently returned from Antarctica, where he climbed a number of mountains and dragged a sled for 111 kilometres to the South Pole

Hunua was won in 2011 by Paul Hutchison with a 16,797 majority so again it is highly likely Andrew will be an MP after the election.

 

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20 Responses to “The new Hunua candidate”

  1. dime (9,394 comments) says:

    he sounds almost as experienced as the 24 year old from the deep south! impressive

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  2. Longknives (4,420 comments) says:

    Impressive CV- Still can’t match having studied at Harvard and a Granddaddy who won the VC though…

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  3. PhilP (158 comments) says:

    Another male candidate. The Nats don’t give a stuff about the gender balance PC crap! Good on them, another selection where the “best person for the job” gets the nod.

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  4. deadrightkev (273 comments) says:

    It is not a reflection of the candidates ability that he has been nominated. A goat would win this seat if he has a National logo next to his name. It is a sad indictment of where we are politically as a nation.

    The will of the Hunua electorate has been repeatedly abused by Paul Hutchison for four terms. He repeatedly voted along party lines knowing full well that the majority of his constituents disapproved.

    Lazy tribal voting is yet another reason why we have this offensive Labour and National revolving door policy.

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  5. Huevon (185 comments) says:

    Impressive looking candidate. Another one with a finance background. My question is: is he Labour-lite establishment or will he shake up the status quo in favour of limited government, liberty and personal responsibility? A fair question

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  6. johnwellingtonwells (121 comments) says:

    Andrew is also a director of Envirofert, a local based composting company producing “real” compost using “real” worms. This is going to upset the Greens

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  7. dime (9,394 comments) says:

    “Andrew is also a director of Envirofert, a local based composting company producing “real” compost using “real” worms. This is going to upset the Greens”

    all the better

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  8. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (785 comments) says:

    Good to see a polite title which says “The new Hunua candidate” instead of “Andrew Bayly wins Hunua”. Chief Matt is pleased with DPF’s modesty. Chief says – “nobody can take any marginal seats for granted. Hunua is slowly turning red”.

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  9. big bruv (13,227 comments) says:

    Now this is the sort of candidate we need. Jami-Lee Ross should take note.

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  10. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (785 comments) says:

    Resident communist Corin on TV1 has confirmed that Cunliffe’s medal confusion is not a big deal….

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  11. Southern Raider (1,540 comments) says:

    Dime you bet me to it.

    I was going to point out the vast gap between this guy and pip the junior junior from Dipton

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  12. Duxton (579 comments) says:

    Clearly a Rich Prick. Wait for Liarbore and the MSM to start knocking him……

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  13. sagenz (30 comments) says:

    Brilliant selection. Andy is a great guy. He was originally a South Waikato farm boy and has served in the Territorials. Loves the outdoors and will demonstrate conservative stewardship of the environment whilst encouraging sensible development as described by Roger Scruton is much better that the Stone Age green approach of banning all industry.

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  14. calendar girl (1,172 comments) says:

    An excellent candidate, apparently, who will have a huge majority and should be in Cabinet by 2017, latest. Something that the hand-wringing Dr Paul Hutchison failed to achieve in his incredibly-indulged 15 Parliamentary years behind a similarly impregnable majority.

    Let’s hope that, in addition to his financial and business nous, Bayly has the personal fortitude to fight in Caucus for principles that once characterised the National Party. Proper enforcement of the rule of law, plus the fostering of a truly enterprise-based economy with limited government, balanced budgets and ring-fenced welfare entitlements, would be useful agenda items for him in his first term.

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  15. thePeoplesFlag (172 comments) says:

    This guy will certainly fill the huge hole in National where white, wealthy, middle aged male businessmen are under-represented. The turning of the National party into a narrowly sectional mini-me version of their corporate crony mates continues.

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  16. amused (2 comments) says:

    slight addition to Sagenz – he was a UK paratrooper as well

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  17. Neil (555 comments) says:

    Sounds like a good choice to hopefully join the House of Representatives.
    In my 50 years of politics I have seen National MP’s move from being 50+ in age,virtually all male, few with a tertiary education.white and often retired people from farming,business and associated vocations. Those glass ceilings have been broken, there are still some who see that that group should still dominate.
    The words House of Representatives tells us all – they are there to represent us the people in parliament ergo they vote as a surrogate for us . Surely we need a wide cross section of the NZ population in the house. Thank god the National Party seems able to project itself as a broad church party – young,old,male,female,differing sexual preferences,fit,unfit, the list goes on.
    MMP is untidy for strong government, but it does fill the bill in representing the aspirations of a wide section of New Zealand society
    Perhaps some of our bloggers need to accept that society has changed. Electoral politics is different to the days of the 1950′s. The days of “people(the young) should be seen but not heard” no longer applies

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  18. toad (3,669 comments) says:

    At least he’s not a lobbyist for the tobacco industry.

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  19. Neil (555 comments) says:

    A back handed compliment Toad.
    Always so noble and guilt free Toad. The Greens are always keen to drag people down.

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  20. toad (3,669 comments) says:

    @Neil 12:08 pm

    As a resident of the Hunua electorate, I will be reasonably happy to have Bayly as my local MP, especially given he seems to have some environmental credentials.

    If I were to live in Clutha-Southland I would be far from happy with the prospect of Todd Barclay becoming my local MP. The Queenstown Mirror are running with the story “The Doctor vs the Tobacco Company Man” frontpage today (Labour’s Clutha-Southland candidate Liz Craig is a doctor).

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