By the next election Lindsay Tisch would have been in Parliament for 18 years. Here are just some of his highlights:
Presiding officer: a speaker for nine years, represented New Zealand at the Presiding officer and clerk conference.
Four years as party whip in Opposition, knowing and enforcing rules of parliament. ‘‘Natural progression was to presiding officer’s role.’’
Spokesman on Small Business, Internal Affairs, Racing and Tourism. ‘‘I promoted the 90-day trial initiative to encourage businesses to hire new staff.’’
For the last 12 years he has been the delegation leader ten times at the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum every January.
National Party president and National’s campaign manager for the 1996 general election.
His previous experience as a rural valuer, which he went into after being a farmer helped him as an MP advise landowners when Transpower was purchasing land for the national grid and with the roads of national significance with NZTA with the Waikato Expressway.
Advocating for immigrants was ‘‘80 per cent’’ of his work on a local level, with helping them getting work permits.