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Indicative Party List: 2017 - FOR CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY

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Hi all.

As per the constitution of the Internet Party, we are presenting 9 candidates for the Indicative Party List for 2017 to you guys to rank in the list positions. We will then be submitting our Party List to the Electoral Commission on Monday.

Please read through the biographical information about the candidates below, then click through to the accompanying Loomio decision and rank the candidates according to your preference. Please do not comment on the below thread. Simply read the information supplied then vote on the decision thread.

Note that as per constitution the Party Leader is ranked at #1 and we are holding the 9th position open until Monday as we are waiting on confirmation details, so you have until then to vote to rank Part List spots #2 - #8

Please note: voting applies only to members who are currently paid up registered members of the Party. If you are not you can register at https://internet.org.nz/join

Thank you!

Thumbnail pics of each candidate will be published on the candidates page once the ranking is complete.

SD

Suzie Dawson Thu 17 Aug 2017

Indicative Party List: in alphabetical order. Full bios to follow further down thread.

Name of Candidate: (Age) [location] // portfolios

  1. Suzie Dawson (36) [North Shore] // governance, human rights

a) Benjamin Cooney (39) [Mt Albert] // broadcasting, arts and culture, youth\

b) Blake Bedford-Palmer (19) [Christchurch] // christchurch, technology

c) Bruce King (55) [Massey] // environment, energy

d) Daymond Goulder-Horobin (22) [Botany] // economy, housing

e) Jo Booth (37) [Upper Hutt] // technology, transport

f) Jourdan Turner (24) [Ellerslie] // immigration, education

g) Nicholas Smith (46) [Palmerston North] // TBA

SD

Suzie Dawson Thu 17 Aug 2017

BIO: Benjamin Cooney (39) [Mt Albert] // broadcasting, arts and culture, youth\

"Hi, my name is Ben. I'm a 39 year old 6th generation New Zealander. I adore the Internet Party's ideology and futuristic, proactive vision of updating New Zealand. Currently we are in the last phases of the failed neoliberal experiments of the last 30 odd years. I see that this has crippled our innovation, our people and our country. I stand for open source media and communications. I aim to open up our channels of media away from the corporate stranglehold that stifles informed debate and silences our unique and progressive collective voice. We must have the ability to hear our voices, music, art and culture and export it to the world and at the same time forge our unique and diverse identity as we move further into the 21st century.

SD

Suzie Dawson Thu 17 Aug 2017

Blake Bedford-Palmer (19) [Christchurch] // christchurch, technology

"Hi there, My name is Blake. I am currently an IT student in Christchurch.

The innovative new ways of doing things drew me to the Internet Party, Whether that be the way our members can decide what our policies will be or how we can have meetings from the comfort of our own homes. I think Internet Party has an important place in New Zealand politics, by covering important issues that other parties aren’t, and new solutions for other problems like the housing shortage that are thinking outside of the box. The Internet Party has the courage to break the mould and is the only party to provide true democracy."

SD

Suzie Dawson Thu 17 Aug 2017

Bruce King (55) [Massey] // environment, energy

"Hi, my name is Bruce. I’m 55 years old & live in the Upper Harbour electorate. I’m honoured and excited to be a candidate for the Internet Party and spokesperson for the Environment & Energy portfolios. I had my own renewable energy design company and was a research physicist before that. We’re passionate about a free and fair New Zealand and that includes our amazing environment."

SD

Suzie Dawson Thu 17 Aug 2017

Daymond Goulder-Horobin (22) [Botany] // economy, housing

"Hello, My Name is Daymond Goulder-Horobin, I am 22 and I am proud to have been accepted as a candidate for the Internet Party. I believe that the Internet Party has the right mindset and the right people to be able to save this country. I have the skills necessary to bring different perspectives together to find the right solutions and develop policies necessary to solve problems in New Zealand. This is evidenced not only by my paper qualification of a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Economics and Finance from AUT, but also from previous discussions and debating on Loomio!

With research-based policies debates will be much easier to fight, both with having the best policies of all parties, and also from public speaking skills I have developed from nearly two years of frontline Teaching Assistant work at AUT. My goal this election is to be a fearless leader on the political battlefield and to bring factual analysis to the forefront, rising above the simple two-dimensional politics that we see in the mainstream. With our guidance and oversight, we will reinstall democracy's operating system in New Zealand!"

SD

Suzie Dawson Thu 17 Aug 2017

Jo Booth (37) [Upper Hutt] // technology, transport

Jo Booth, 37, from Wellington, like many others, latched onto the the promise of a open, free, fair, connected and innovative society in 2014, and holds onto that hope still. To the Internet Party he brings a strong background in problem analysis, technical leadership, system diagnostics and a comprehensive technical knowledge that has brought the tech back for the 2017 campaign. He listens to the #InternetPartyPeople and brings a passion to see them represented more and more. With years of experience in public safety and compliance, he's ready to tackle the Transport portfolio and as hacker and founding CIO of a NZ health startup he's ready to bring innovation to Health too. Politics urgently needs an Update, and Jo is always up for the challenging tasks.

SD

Suzie Dawson Thu 17 Aug 2017

Jourdan Turner (24) [Ellerslie] // immigration, education

"Hey everyone my names Jourdan and I currently reside in Ellerslie, Auckland. I was one of those generic voters who year after year voted for the same party yet saw no change. Noting that this year was election year I wanted to really make a positive impact for our country and drive for a positive change.

I am honoured to be selected as an offical candidate of the Internet Party and chose to accept because I believe that the party's policies align with the progress I want to implement for New Zealand. The Party's agenda is to create a better, open NZ through transparency and honesty. We are an authentic people, wanting to make a genuine difference in a country that deserves it. It's time to update NZ, it's time that NZ be called home again. What do you think?"

SD

Suzie Dawson Thu 17 Aug 2017

Nicholas Smith (46) [Palmerston North] // TBA

Nicholas grew up in the Manawatu-Wanganui region during the period spanning the governments of Prime Ministers Norman Kirk to Jim Bolger. Initially trained and employed in clerical roles, he later worked in the fields of entertainment, film distribution, retail and commercial logistics.

Having already had his interest in politics sparked by concern at the lamentable direction of his country prior to 2011, Nicholas subsequently joined the worldwide Occupy movement and enjoyed his awakening within an international community of far more intelligent and caring people than he had ever previously experienced. Five years on, Nicholas is thrilled to be representing Internet Party in the 2017 general election.

SD

Suzie Dawson started a dot vote Sat 19 Aug 2017

VOTE: rank our candidates for their list positions Closed Mon 21 Aug 2017

Outcome
by Suzie Dawson Mon 21 Aug 2017

List positions have been finalised. Congratulations!

You have 28 dots to vote with. Assign:

7 dots to the person you want to be in the #2 position on the party list.

6 dots to the person you want to be in the #3 position.

5 dots for #4.

4 dots for #5.

3 dots for #6.

2 dots for #7.

1 dot for #8.

The #9 position is in reserve and will be entered at #9 regardless.

Biographical information for the candidates can be found on this thread: https://www.loomio.org/d/siVe327h/indicative-party-list-2017-for-current-members-only

Only paid members of the Internet Party may vote. Any other votes will be disregarded. Yay for member-powered democracy. Looking forward to the results. FYI you only have 48 hours to vote, due to EC deadlines. Don't miss out!

84 - Benjamin Cooney
65 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
65 - Bruce King
74 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
73 - Jo Booth
45 - Jourdan Turner
48 - Nicholas Smith
JB

Jo Booth Sat 19 Aug 2017

JB

Jo Booth Sat 19 Aug 2017

4 - Benjamin Cooney
3 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
3 - Bruce King
3 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
2 - Jourdan Turner
0 - Jo Booth
0 - Nicholas Smith
TH

Tane Harre Sat 19 Aug 2017

TH

Tane Harre Sat 19 Aug 2017

7 - Jo Booth
6 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
5 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
4 - Bruce King
3 - Nicholas Smith
2 - Benjamin Cooney
1 - Jourdan Turner
T

Test Sat 19 Aug 2017

I'm not a member, just a tester

T

Test Sat 19 Aug 2017

28 - Jo Booth
0 - Jourdan Turner
0 - Nicholas Smith
0 - Bruce King
0 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
0 - Benjamin Cooney
0 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin

I'm not a member, just a tester

T

Test Sat 19 Aug 2017

I'm not a member, just a tester

SD

Suzie Dawson Sat 19 Aug 2017

5 - Benjamin Cooney
5 - Nicholas Smith
4 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
4 - Jo Booth
4 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
3 - Jourdan Turner
3 - Bruce King

Since others are deciding different ways of distributing their dots I have too. I decided 5 dots for those I've known for years IRL, 4 for those I've worked with & can vouch personally for, 3 for new campaign members. Think everyone is fantastic tho!

BC

ben cooney Sun 20 Aug 2017

BC

ben cooney Sun 20 Aug 2017

5 - Benjamin Cooney
5 - Jo Booth
4 - Nicholas Smith
4 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
4 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
4 - Jourdan Turner
2 - Bruce King
BC

ben cooney Sun 20 Aug 2017

7 - Benjamin Cooney
6 - Jo Booth
5 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
4 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
3 - Bruce King
2 - Nicholas Smith
1 - Jourdan Turner
JT

Jourdan Turner Sun 20 Aug 2017

7 - Jourdan Turner
6 - Benjamin Cooney
5 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
4 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
3 - Nicholas Smith
2 - Jo Booth
1 - Bruce King
DG

Daymond Goulder-Horobin Sun 20 Aug 2017

7 - Benjamin Cooney
6 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
5 - Bruce King
4 - Jourdan Turner
3 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
2 - Nicholas Smith
1 - Jo Booth

I dont want to pressure Jo into taking a high spot, given that he has the hats of both Party Secretary and Tech Guy. Benjamin as deputy makes sense given his disposition with the media since high spots will be called for debates and what-not

DG

Daymond Goulder-Horobin Sun 20 Aug 2017

7 - Benjamin Cooney
6 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
5 - Jourdan Turner
4 - Bruce King
3 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
2 - Nicholas Smith
1 - Jo Booth

I dont want to pressure Jo into taking a high spot, given that he has the hats of both Party Secretary and Tech Guy. Benjamin as deputy makes sense given his disposition with the media since high spots will be called for debates and what-not

BB

Blake Bedford-Palmer Sun 20 Aug 2017

BB

Blake Bedford-Palmer Sun 20 Aug 2017

7 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
6 - Benjamin Cooney
5 - Jourdan Turner
4 - Nicholas Smith
3 - Bruce King
2 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
1 - Jo Booth
BB

Blake Bedford-Palmer Sun 20 Aug 2017

7 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
6 - Benjamin Cooney
5 - Nicholas Smith
4 - Jourdan Turner
3 - Bruce King
2 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
1 - Jo Booth
BB

Blake Bedford-Palmer Sun 20 Aug 2017

7 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
6 - Benjamin Cooney
5 - Nicholas Smith
4 - Jourdan Turner
3 - Bruce King
2 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
1 - Jo Booth

Giving preferance to those that have been here longer without more pressure on Jo

JB

Jo Booth Sun 20 Aug 2017

6 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
6 - Benjamin Cooney
4 - Bruce King
4 - Jourdan Turner
4 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
3 - Nicholas Smith
1 - Jo Booth
CS

Colin Smith Sun 20 Aug 2017

CS

Colin Smith Sun 20 Aug 2017

6 - Jo Booth
6 - Bruce King
5 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
4 - Benjamin Cooney
2 - Nicholas Smith
2 - Jourdan Turner
2 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
JG

John Grant Sun 20 Aug 2017

JG

John Grant Sun 20 Aug 2017

7 - Benjamin Cooney
6 - Jo Booth
5 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
4 - Bruce King
3 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
2 - Jourdan Turner
1 - Nicholas Smith
HA

Hayat Abadeeah Sun 20 Aug 2017

7 - Bruce King
6 - Nicholas Smith
5 - Benjamin Cooney
4 - Jo Booth
3 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
2 - Jourdan Turner
1 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
AT

Aaron Tily Sun 20 Aug 2017

10 - Jo Booth
5 - Nicholas Smith
5 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
2 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
2 - Jourdan Turner
2 - Benjamin Cooney
1 - Bruce King
AT

Aaron Tily Sun 20 Aug 2017

13 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
5 - Nicholas Smith
3 - Jo Booth
2 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
2 - Jourdan Turner
2 - Benjamin Cooney
1 - Bruce King
SB

Sean Bennett Sun 20 Aug 2017

7 - Benjamin Cooney
6 - Jo Booth
5 - Bruce King
4 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
3 - Jourdan Turner
2 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
1 - Nicholas Smith
PC

Peter Capper Sun 20 Aug 2017

I know none so won't vote

M

Martyn Sun 20 Aug 2017

7 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
6 - Jo Booth
5 - Benjamin Cooney
4 - Nicholas Smith
3 - Jourdan Turner
2 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
1 - Bruce King
BD

Brendon Duncan Sun 20 Aug 2017

7 - Jo Booth
6 - Benjamin Cooney
5 - Bruce King
4 - Nicholas Smith
3 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
2 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
1 - Jourdan Turner
B

BrainWithBalls Sun 20 Aug 2017

B

BrainWithBalls Sun 20 Aug 2017

1 - Jo Booth
0 - Jourdan Turner
0 - Nicholas Smith
0 - Bruce King
0 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
0 - Benjamin Cooney
0 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
B

BrainWithBalls Sun 20 Aug 2017

7 - Jo Booth
0 - Jourdan Turner
0 - Nicholas Smith
0 - Bruce King
0 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
0 - Benjamin Cooney
0 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
PTH

Paroa Te Hapua Apanui Mon 21 Aug 2017

7 - Bruce King
6 - Benjamin Cooney
5 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
4 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
3 - Jo Booth
2 - Jourdan Turner
1 - Nicholas Smith
JB

Jo Booth Mon 21 Aug 2017

6 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
6 - Benjamin Cooney
5 - Jourdan Turner
4 - Bruce King
4 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
3 - Nicholas Smith
0 - Jo Booth
DG

Daymond Goulder-Horobin Mon 21 Aug 2017

7 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
6 - Benjamin Cooney
5 - Jourdan Turner
4 - Bruce King
3 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
2 - Nicholas Smith
1 - Jo Booth

I dont want to pressure Jo into taking a high spot, given that he has the hats of both Party Secretary and Tech Guy. Benjamin as deputy makes sense given his disposition with the media since high spots will be called for debates and what-not

DG

Daymond Goulder-Horobin Mon 21 Aug 2017

7 - Benjamin Cooney
6 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
5 - Jourdan Turner
4 - Bruce King
3 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
2 - Nicholas Smith
1 - Jo Booth

This isn't the Democratic National Convention so I won change my vote to force a tie.

DS

David Sutton Mon 21 Aug 2017

7 - Bruce King
6 - Daymond Goulder-Horobin
5 - Blake Bedford-Palmer
4 - Jo Booth
3 - Benjamin Cooney
2 - Jourdan Turner
1 - Nicholas Smith
JB

Jo Booth Mon 21 Aug 2017

Thanks to you all for your considerate voting. Congrats to you all. I hope you all got in ok @ipjobooth had a few last minute memberships being processed by people wanting to vote. @brainwithballs - love your vote. I think it's weird and awesome to have an open ballot.

@fredlook pointed out that we do have an official voting mechanism built into our website - I'll see if we can get it working by the next by-election.

(Sorry for posting in the thread @suziedawson ) 💜🔜🌏