Par­lia­ment high­lights

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page -

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.

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