Luxon wins on first ballot

Former Air NZ CEO Chris Luxon won the Botany nomination for National on the 1st ballot.

This means he got more votes from the 60 delegates than the other four candidates combined, which is impressive.

National is probably unique amongst political parties that selections are done entirely by the local members, and head office gets no say (beyond a veto of unsuitable nominees).

Botany had the 5th highest party vote in 2017 – 61.0% for National. Luxon’s first job is to have Botany meet or exceed that.

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