web analytics

Has Key abandoned Parmar in the Mt Roskill by election?

Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, November 23rd, 2016 - 50 comments
Categories: john key, Minister for Photo-ops, Politics, slippery, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: , ,

parmjeet-parmar-billboard

I get the impression that the Mt Roskill by election is not going well for National.

The seat should be in play. Last election Labour lost the party vote to National by 2,200. Sure Goff won the electorate vote by over 8,000 but this was based on extended service to the local people over many years and loyalty felt by locals for their long term representative.

But National has run such a mean spirited negative shambolic campaign that its chances must be slipping.

There was the incident where Parmjeet Parmar’s husband abused Labour candidate Michael Wood’s wife publicly at a campaign meeting and National Party operatives then tried to accuse Wood of committing an assault which video evidence clearly showed did not occur.

Then there were the school visits where National wanted to parade Key and Parmar around a couple of Mt Roskill schools. The problem was however that National’s research for the visit was that poor it did not pick up that Wood was the chair of the board of trustees for one of the schools. His request for a meeting with them so they could explain the cut in operational budgets for local schools was declined.

Since then Key has gone missing and is nowhere to be seen. Contrary to previous practice the billboards do not feature him and have Parmar’s face only on them.

And this recent mass mailout was signed by party president Peter Goodfellow and did not mention Key once.

parmjeet-letter-cropped

Something strange is going on. It looks like Key does not want to have anything to do with Parmjeet’s campaign and just like in Melissa Lee’s Mt Albert campaign in 2009 is distancing himself from it.

50 comments on “Has Key abandoned Parmar in the Mt Roskill by election? ”

  1. Linda Jordan 1

    This person is dangerous and has no knowledge of the issues in the area. When I attended an education debate and asked a question about the Living Wage for school support staff, her only response was one of put down and sarcasm. Her response had the meeting in uproar when she told me to go earn a dollar, as she knows how to. Then she finished it off by saying that the Living Wage should be $50. She obviously knows nothing about how the figure is reached every year. Ensure every Mt Roskill voter has their say!

    • greg 1.1

      i attended that debate as well shes a nasty bit of work.i was sitting next to couple of nats
      they have utter contempt for anyone working for a living you were right to say her answer was an insult and like you i will never vote for national utterly horrible people selfish greedy to the bone.

  2. Sacha 2

    I guess the Nat party’s problem here compared with Northland is that she will continue to be a List MP after losing the electorate race, just with a tarnished reputation. No wonder we’re not seeing the PM cosying up in public.

  3. Freekpower 3

    I have another interpretation that bodes very well for Labour in the election next year. Possibly some internal National party polling shows that John Key’s name and face is have the opposite effect of what it used to and is actually causing people to turn-off national. So the only response is to take his name and face off the billboards etc. Obviously this would not be happening everywhere but if it was occurring in a few key areas it could change the election. It definitely is in my home town where Key’s name is synonymous with dirt.

    The interesting thing is that it wouldn’t even have to turn people towards Labour, just turn them off national. Then Key becomes the H.Clinton of NZ politics.

  4. SpaceMonkey 4

    I don’t think John Key was alongside her to abandon her. I don’t think the Nats see Mt Roskill as winnable and Key does not stand alongside losers.

    • ianmac 4.1

      Exactly SpaceMonkey. Key lines up for photos with “winners” like Richie, but is missing anywhere near “losers.”

      • WILD KATIPO 4.1.1

        Ehhhh????!!!!!….

        So that’s why he didn’t know what his office was doing when they were accused of dirty politics , misuse of SIS services and why Jason Ede has never been seen since…

        He didnt want to be seen with losers…. but then ,…. why does he still hang around on the top floor of the Beehive with all the rest of his loser core members,… ?

  5. Cinny 5

    Did anyone catch the interview between her and Wood on the Nation in the weekend?

    Wood cleaned the floor with her and we all know Lisa Owen is no pushover as an interviewer.

    http://www.newshub.co.nz/tvshows/thenation/the-fight-for-mount-roskill-2016111911

    • Bastables 5.1

      She seems awfully uncomfortable when sitting, even when relying on talking points and memes: Small businesses, small businesses.

  6. Jenny Kirk 6

    Goodness, Mickey S – if you are seeing trouble with the Nats, then that could be something quite deep-seated – because apparently they were in a shambles during the Auckland City elections as well. Christine Fletcher commented on it, publicly – which is not something she usually does.

    In which case, folks, watch out for an even nastier election campaign than we’re expecting!

  7. The Real Matthew 7

    I can’t think of any recent event of national significance that may have required the Prime Ministers undivided attention.

    • save nz 7.1

      Is that why he is out of the country at Apec – trying to drum up support for his zombie pet project TPPA… yes so supportive of the earthquake victims…

    • Scott 7.2

      I also cannot think of any international developments that might have called upon the PM’s time, or commitments to attend to on behalf of our country.

      No, if he was as focused on the good of our country as his political opponents then the only thing that ought to matter to him is a by-election in a seat already held by Labour less than a year out from the general election. I’m sure that voters will see his non-attendance to shake hands and smile as the slap in the face it is no doubt intended to be.

      • Muttonbird 7.2.1

        Neither of those two events stop the marketing decisions which would have been put in place weeks ago.

  8. ropata 8

    I know a sparky who is a lazy arsed prick that decided to pack in the trade and attempt some hare brained money making schemes, because he was allergic to an honest day’s work. He was supported by sending his wife out to work while he slept all day and did nothing to help with the kids. One of their schemes went bankrupt and they ripped off a few hard working tradies by tens of thousands of dollars. So they pissed off to a small town. His latest scheme is to join the National Party and try to get into Parliament on a fat MP’s salary.

    This is the quality of candidates running for the Gnats.

    • save nz 8.1

      God help us if he gets another term…

      • mosa 8.1.1

        Save I thought HE was God !

        • save nz 8.1.1.1

          ha ha Mosa, Key is God & Chairman of Neoliberalism

          God has had to move from social services to a business model to fit in with the Global Fascist Post Truth times.

          The next extensions from Thatcher’s “There is no such thing as society.”

    • inspider 8.2

      I know a former union official who is reported to have deliberately racked up $150k in unpaid tax and who became a close advisor to two Labour leaders. Such is the quality of Labour party employees.

  9. mauī 9

    Perhaps the billboards could feature John Key the local jazz musician instead.
    http://i.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/arts/86780823/nothing-political-about-john-keys-fourth-jazz-album

  10. pdm 10

    Perhaps Key is playing the `long game’.

    Letting Labour retain the seat with another Union lackey which will move the party even further left than it is now therefore giving it no hope in 2017.

    • Pete 10.1

      Is that a way of saying Parmjeet Parmar is totally dispensable and not worthy of support?

      • Red Hand 10.1.1

        It’s called having your cake and eating it. Throw a bone at the local National party donors and get opposition talent into parliament. Good for Labour too. Amateur hour with Parmjeet anyone ?

  11. Janet 11

    Anyone think that the Natz are wondering if inequality actually means something to them at the Ballot Box???

  12. Ian 12

    Take the blinkers off guys . Parmjeet will be the next elected MP for Mount Roskill.

  13. Incognito 13

    What intrigues me is what Dr Parmjeet Parmar has listed in her biography and what she has not.

    It also intrigues me that Dr Parmar does not seem to have a LinkedIn profile.

  14. JustMe 14

    Perhaps, and I am speaking facetiously here, we should compliment Parmjeet Parmar and her husband as to giving us a glimpse of how a political party SHOULD NEVER BEHAVE.

    Every time a National MP disparages an Opposition MP or their Party they(the National MP)are showing to the world a Party(that they are representatives of)that is fast gaining a bad reputation.

    And so the Parmars actions at a recent meeting was rude, inconsiderate and juvenille.

    If Mrs Parmar has that ‘I am more holier than you…’ attitude to people in the Mt Roskill electorate then no wonder no-one likes her. One cannot carry on with such disdain to others and arrogance.

    I do hope the Parmars have heard about Karmic Payback. Because it’s about time Karmic Payback hit them where it hurts the National Party i.e NO VOTES.

Links to post

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • New Zealand provides additional funding to COVAX for vaccine delivery
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced additional funding will be provided to COVAX to support vaccine delivery in developing countries. “New Zealand remains cognisant of the dangers of COVID-19, especially as new variants continue to emerge. No one is safe from this virus until we all are and this ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 hour ago
  • COVID-19 Community fund providing support for 160 organisations focused on women and girls
    Minister for Women Jan Tinetti today announced financial support will be allocated to the 160 successful applicants for the COVID-19 Community Fund, to support organisations helping women/wāhine and girls/kōtiro in Aotearoa New Zealand affected by the pandemic. “COVID-19 has had a disproportionate effect on women around the world including in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 hours ago
  • Government delivers reactivation package as Aucklanders reconnect for summer
    A new support package will help revive economic, social and cultural activities in our largest city over summer, and ensure those in hardship also get relief. The Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni and the Economic and Regional Development Minister Stuart Nash have announced a Reactivating Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 hours ago
  • Mobile services and broadband come to Chatham Islands for first time
    World class mobile and broadband services have been switched on for the 663 residents of the Chatham Islands, Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications, David Clark and Minister for Economic and Regional Development, Stuart Nash announced today. “This eagerly awaited network will provide fast broadband and mobile services to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 hours ago
  • Crown accounts reflect strong economy amid pandemic
    The Government’s financial accounts continue to reflect an economy that has performed better than expected, despite the latest Delta COVID-19 outbreak. The Crown accounts for the four months to the end of October factors in the improved starting position for the new financial year. Core Crown tax revenue was $2.5 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 hours ago
  • Applications open for new 2021 Resident Visa
    The first round of applications for New Zealand’s new 2021 Resident visa open today (6am). “This one-off pathway provides certainty for a great many migrant families who have faced disruption because of COVID-19 and it will help retain the skills New Zealand businesses need to support the economic recovery,” Minister ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    9 hours ago
  • More Vietnam Veterans to receive compensation for Agent Orange Exposure
    Minister for Veterans, the Hon Meka Whaitiri announced today that two new conditions associated with Agent Orange exposure have been added to the Prescribed Conditions List. Under the 2006 Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Crown and representatives of Vietnam veterans and the Royal New Zealand RSA. Vietnam veterans in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Government commits to international effort to ban and regulate killer robots
    Minister of Disarmament and Arms Control Phil Twyford announced today that New Zealand will push for new international law to ban and regulate autonomous weapons systems (AWS), which once activated can select and engage targets without further human intervention. “While the evidence suggests fully autonomous weapons systems are not yet ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • New freedom camping rules – right vehicle, right place
    Tougher freedom camping laws will be introduced to prevent abuse which has placed an unfair burden on small communities and damaged our reputation as a high quality visitor destination. Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed that new legislation will be introduced to Parliament following an extensive round of public consultation ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Government invests to support a classic Kiwi summer
    Vaccinated New Zealanders can look forward to Kiwi summer events with confidence, while artists and crew will have more certainty, following the launch of details of the Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni announced today. “The Government recognises that the arts and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Grace period for expired driver licences cruises into 2022
    Due to the ongoing Delta outbreak and extended lockdowns, all New Zealand driver licences and licence endorsements that expired on or after 21 July 2021 will now be valid until 31 May 2022, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today. “This further extension to the validity of driver licenses recognises that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Delivered: 1,000 extra transitional homes
    A further 1,000 transitional homes delivered  New housing development starts in Flaxmere, Hastings  The Government has delivered the next 1,000 transitional housing places it promised, as part of its work to reduce homelessness. Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods is marking the milestone in Hastings at a new development that includes ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Traffic light levels announced
    The levels at which different parts of New Zealand will move forward into the COVID-19 Protection Framework this Friday have been announced. Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts will move in at Red The rest of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Financial support to move to traffic light system
    A new transition payment will be made available particularly for affected businesses in Auckland, Waikato and Northland to acknowledge the restrictions they have faced under the higher Alert Levels. Transition payment of up to $24,000 as businesses move into traffic light system Leave Support Scheme and Short Term Absence Payment ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New Ambassador to Russia announced
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of Sarah Walsh as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Russia. “Aotearoa New Zealand and Russia have a long-standing relationship, engaging on a range of regional and global interests including disarmament and Antarctica issues. We also work together as members of the East ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New Permanent Representative to the UN announced
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of Carolyn Schwalger as Permanent Representative to the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. “Aotearoa New Zealand is a founding member of the UN and we have worked hard to ensure our stance on human rights, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Further COVID-19 economic support for Cook Islands and Fiji announced
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced a further package of support for the Cook Islands and Fiji for COVID-19 economic support and recovery. “Aotearoa New Zealand remains committed to supporting our Pacific fanau and vuvale to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on their economies, and move towards long-term ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New law will clear the air for tamariki in vehicles
    From today, it’s illegal to smoke or vape in most vehicles carrying children aged under 18 years old - whether the vehicle is moving or not. “Second-hand smoke poses an unacceptable risk to our tamariki and rangatahi,” Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall said. “We know children in vehicles ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Nine countries designated very high risk
    Nine southern African countries are being added to the very high risk countries list following public health advice around the newly discovered COVID-19 variant Omicron, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said. This afternoon, a public health risk assessment was carried out to assess the emerging evidence and any risk to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Foreign Affairs Minister concludes final stage of world trip
    Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta today departed North America to return home to Aotearoa, concluding the last stage of her 17-day world trip. The final leg of her trip saw her visit the United States of America and Canada for a number of high-level discussions. While in Washington D.C., ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Milestone launch of Pacific Languages Unit
    Today’s official launch of the Pacific Languages Unit is a milestone for our Pacific communities, the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio said. The Pacific Languages Unit brings together a new set of language supports within the Ministry for Pacific Peoples to provide advice, commission research, maintain standards, promote ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Public Health Lecture – University of Otago
    Public Health - Lessons from New Zealand’s COVID-19 response and opportunities for the future E nga mana, E nga reo,                                          E nga iwi. Tēna koutou katoa. Ka huri ki nga mana whenua o te rohe nei. Tēna koutou. He mihi hoki ki a tatou kua tau mai nei I raro I ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New Zealand statement on situation in Honiara, Solomon Islands
    Aotearoa New Zealand is deeply concerned by the events which have been unfolding in Honiara, Solomon Islands, since Wednesday. “New Zealand is a long-standing partner of Solomon Islands, and there are deep and enduring connections between our two countries,” Acting Foreign Affairs Minister David Parker said. “Our engagement in Solomon ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Nailed it! Over 500 apprentices get jobs boost
    Over 500 apprentices and cadets have been placed into work across New Zealand thanks to the Government’s booming build programme, that’s both constructing public houses, and maintaining older homes. Housing Minister Megan Woods announced the milestone today at a public housing construction site in Riccarton, Christchurch. “This Government’s investment in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Investment to support maternal mental health
    Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall has announced an investment to help expand maternal mental health services in five District Health Boards. “Supporting parent’s mental wellbeing during their child’s first 1000 days, from conception to two years of age, is critical to the long-term emotional, mental and physical wellbeing ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Workplace vaccination requirements extended to cover Police and NZ Defence Force
    With the support of the organisations, additional vaccination requirements will cover sworn members, recruits and authorised officers of the New Zealand Police, and all New Zealand Defence Force staff. First doses of the vaccine for workers in these organisations are required by 17 January 2022, and second doses by 1 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Aotearoa New Zealand and Canada to pursue greater Indigenous collaboration
    During her visit to Ottawa, the Honourable Nanaia Mahuta, New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs and Associate Minister for Māori Development, met with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Canadian Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Marc Miller, Canadian Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, to further expand and develop the positive relationship ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Māori vaccination rates reach 80% first dose
    Associate Minister of Health (Māori) Hon Peeni Henare today confirmed that Māori across the motu have now reached 80 percent for first doses of the COVID-19 vaccination nationally. “We have seen a huge increase in vaccinations for Māori throughout November, since the beginning of the month the increase for first ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Subsequent Children legislation to change
    The Government has today introduced legislation that will reverse provisions in the Oranga Tamariki Act as part of a path to rebuild trust and confidence in the organisation. “The Oranga Tamariki Amendment Bill makes a number of changes but by far the most important is the partial repeal of the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Security Information in Proceedings Legislation Bill introduced to Parliament
    The Minister of Justice has confirmed the introduction of the Security Information in Proceedings Legislation Bill to Parliament. National security information is information which, if disclosed, would be likely to prejudice New Zealand’s security, defence, or international relations. “This Bill adds to the Government’s work to strengthen New Zealand’s protections ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Shortcomings revealed in power cut investigation
    No household should have had their power disconnected 18 recommendations, mostly EA and Transpower related The EA must strengthen its oversight of the system operator An investigation into power cuts that left more than 34,000 households without electricity on one of the coldest nights of the year has found that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • COVID-19 Protection Framework supported by new testing and contact tracing strategy
    Wider use of rapid antigen testing from 1 December Increasing daily laboratory capacity to 60,000 PCR tests Q1 2022 A new national telehealth case investigation service with 475 investigators A nearly $1 billion investment in testing, contact tracing and case investigation A new national testing strategy will provide better protection ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Supporting New Zealanders to recover from COVID-19 in the community
    $300 million boost to Pharmac to buy new medicines to treat COVID-19 Care in the Community approach will see most cases receive initial contact from a healthcare provider wiithin 24 hours Support pack provided within 48 hours Regular health checks throughout recovery The Government is increasing the support for New ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Additional support for people isolating at home
    New regional MSD COVID-19 welfare teams to coordinate social service support for those isolating at home Regional teams working alongside other government agencies, iwi/Māori and community providers for housing, food and income support Government investment of $204.1m into welfare system support for Care in the Community Minister for Social Development ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Tax bill provides vital support for families
    A boost to Working for Families tax credits, as part of a package of financial support that will see 346,000 families better off, has been passed into law late last night.  Revenue Minister David Parker said the measures would lift the incomes of those receiving the Family Tax Credit, the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New text service to support disabled peoples’ vaccinations
    Efforts to support disabled peoples’ vaccinations go from strength-to-strength with the launch of a new text service, Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni announced today. The service, run by Whakarongorau Aotearoa on behalf of the Ministry of Health, is in response to feedback from the disability community and is an ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Proactive Calendar Release – October 2021
    ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Pacific community reach vaccination milestone
    Pacific communities across the nation have rolled up their sleeves and played their part to reach a major vaccination milestone, 90 percent  have now had their first vaccination, Aupito William Sio, Minister for Pacific Peoples and Associate Minister of Health said. “Reaching this milestone reflects the work Pacific Health Providers ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Reconnecting New Zealand – the next steps
    Fully vaccinated Kiwis and other eligible travellers can travel to NZ from Australia without staying in MIQ from 11.59pm Sunday, 16 January 2022 Fully vaccinated Kiwis and other eligible travellers can travel to NZ from all other countries from 11.59pm Sunday, 13 February 2022 All fully vaccinated individuals will be ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Shot in the arm for Canterbury tourism
    A brand new tourism attraction launched in the Canterbury high country is designed to transform the regional economy from seasonal peaks and troughs of past visitor trends. Regional Economic Development and Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has officially opened the Ōpuke Pools at Methven, which received government backing from the Provincial ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago