What is interesting is to look at the makeup of both National’s and Labour’s caucuses in terms of who is standing again. Of those standing in 2017
- Only 12% of Nats entered before 2005 and 21% of Labour MPs
- 38% of remaining Nats entered from 2005 to 2010 and 45% of remaining Labour MPs
- 50% of National’s remaining caucus entered in 2011 or later compared to 34% for Labour
So again National is managing to achieve greater rejuvenation in Government than Labour is managing in opposition.