The 2016 Trans-Tasman Ratings

has published its annual ratings for most of the 121 MPs. As usual, I do some analysis.

The overall average rating is 4.3 (+0.2 from 2015), which is a small increase after a drop in 2015. Average Ratings per Party

  1. ACT 7.0 (-1.5)
  2. United Future 6.0 (+1.0)
  3. Maori 5.3 (+1.3)
  4. National 4.7 (+0.4)
  5. Labour 4.1 (nc)
  6. Green 3.5 (-0.4)
  7. NZ First 3.1 (-0.1)

Of the four main parties, their average rankings in order are National, Labour, Greens, NZ First

Top MPs

  1. Amy Adams 8.5 (+1.0)
    John Key 8.5 (+1.0)
    Bill English 8.5 (+0.5)
  2. Murray McCully 8.0 (nc)
  3. Simon Bridges 7.5 (+0.5)
    Chris Finlayson 7.5 (+1.5)
    Winston Peters 7.5 (+0.5)

Bottom MPs

  1. Mahesh Bindra 1.0 (-1.0)
  2. Meka Whaitiri 2.0 (-1.0)
    Rino Tirakatene 2.0 (nc)
    Barbara Stewart 2.0 (-2.0)
    Scott Simpson 2.0 (-0.5)
    Richard Prosser 2.0 (-0.5)
    Jono Naylor 2.0 (-1.0)
    Clayton Mitchell 2.0 (nc)
    Tracey Martin 2.0 (nc)
    Nanaia Mahuta 2.0 (-2.0)
    Melissa Lee 2.0 (nc)
    Nuk Korako 2.0 (-0.5)
    Catherine Delahunty 2.0 (nc)
    Marama Davidson 2.0
    Barry Coates 2.0
    Steffan Browning 2.0 (-1.0)
    Ria Bond 2.0
    Todd Barclay 2.0 -1.0)
    Kanwalkit Bakshi 2.0 (-1.0)

Top Labour MPs

  1. Andrew Little 6.5 (+0.5)
    Kelvin Davis 6.5 (+0.5)
  2. Chris Hipkins 6.0 (nc)
    Annette King 6.0 (-0.5)
    David Parker 6.0 (+2.0)

Top Third Party MPs

  1. Winston Peters 7.5 (+0.5)
  2. David Seymour 7.0 (-1.5)
  3. James Shaw 6.0 (+0.5)
  4. Te Ururoa Flavell 6.0 (+1.0)
    Peter Dunne 6.0 (+1.0)
  5. Julie Anne Genter 5.5 (+1.5)

Biggest Increases

  1. Judith Collins +3.0
  2. Mark Mitchell +2.5
  3. Barbara Kuriger +2.0
    David Parker +2.0

Biggest Decreases

  1. Kevin Hague -2.0
    Iain Lees-Galloway -2.0
    Nanaia Mahuta -2.0
    Barbara Stewart -2.0
  2. David Seymour -1.5
    Louisa Wall -1.5
    Grant Ribertson -2.5
    Nick Smith -2.5

Group Ratings

  1. Ministers 6.2 (+0.3)
  2. Cabinet 6.7 (+0.4)
  3. National frontbench 7.4 (+0.7)
  4. Labour frontbench 5.1 (-0.2)
  5. National backbench 3.6 (+0.3)

So the average rating for the Labour front bench has dropped 0.2 while for National it has increased 0.7

Overall 59 MPs got a higher score, 32 MPs stayed the same and 27 MPs got a lower score.

A reminder these are the opinions of the three authors at , not mine. I’d love to publish my own scores for all 121 MPs but I value my relationships too much to do so!