The 2017 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 4.9 (+0.6 from 2016), which is a significant increase. Average Ratings per Party

  1. ACT 5.5 (-1.5)
  2. National 4.0 (+0.3)
  3. Labour 5.0 (+0.9)
  4. Green 4.8 (+1.3)
  5. NZ First 4.5 (+1.4)

Note that the 2016 comparisons are all MPs in Parliament. The 2017 data is for existing MPs, but not the new MPs.

Top MPs

  1. Jacinda Ardern 8.5 (+4.5)
  2. Bill English 8.0 (-0.5)
    David Parker 8.0 (+2.0)
  3. Amy Adams 7.5 (-1.0)
    Simon Bridges 7.5 (nc)
    Christopher Finlayson 7.5 (nc)
    Steven Joyce 7.5 (+0.5)
  4. Anne Tolley 7.0 (nc)
    Andrew Little 7.0 (+0.5)
    Trevor Mallard 7.0 (+3.0)
    Grant Robertson 7.0 (+2.5)
  5. Nikki Kaye 6.5 (+1.0)
    Paula Bennett 6.5 (-0.5)
    Chris Bishop 6.5 (+1.0)
    Judith Collins 6.5 (+0.5)
    Julie Anne Genter 6.5 (+1.0)

Bottom MPs

  1. Rino Tirikatene 2.0 (nc)
    Melissa Lee 2.0 (nc)
    Jian Yang 2.0 (-1.0)
  2. Nuk Korako 2.5 (+0.5)

Top Labour MPs

  1. Jacinda Ardern 8.5 (+4.5)
  2. David Parker 8.0 (+2.0)
  3. Andrew Little 7.0 (+0.5)
    Trevor Mallard 7.0 (+3.0)
    Grant Robertson 7.0 (+2.5)
  4. David Clark 6.0 (+2.5)
    Chris Hipkins 6.0 (nc)
    Stuart Nash 6.0 (+1.0)
    Damien O’Connor (-1.5)
    Phil Twyford 6.0 (+0.5)

Top Third Party MPs

  1. Julie Anne Genter 6.5 (+1.0)
  2. Winston Peters 6.0 (-1.5)
    James Shaw 6.0 (nc)
  3. David Seymour 5.5 (-1.5)
  4. Shane Jones 5.0
    Ron Mark 5.0 (+1.0)
    Eugenie Sage 5.0 (+1.0)

Biggest Increases

  1. Jacinda Ardern +4.5
  2. Trevor Mallard +3.0
  3. David Clark +2.5
    Nanaia Mahuta +2.5
    Grant Robertson +2.5
    Scott Simpson +2.5

Biggest Decreases

  1. Poto Williams -1.5
    David Seymour -1.5
    Winston Peters -1.5
    Jonathan Coleman -1.5
  2. Jian Yang -1.0
    Michael Woodhouse -1.0
    Nick Smith -1.0
    Gareth Hughes -1.0
    Alfred Ngaro -1.5
    Kelvin Davis -1.0
    Amy Adams -1.0

Group Ratings

  1. Ministers 5.4 (-0.8 from last Govt)
  2. Cabinet 5.7 (-1.0 from last Govt)
  3. National frontbench 6.8 (-0.6)
  4. Labour frontbench 6.2 (+1.1)
  5. Labour backbench 3.3

So the Labour frontbench has improved and National frontbench dropped, but National on average still rates higher.

Overall 53 MPs got a higher score, 18 MPs stayed the same and 18 MPs got a lower score.

A reminder these are the opinions of the three authors at , not mine.

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