Up with the birds with Bishop

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joins an MP out on the cam­paign trail in Hutt South.

elec­torate MPbe­cause [it means] peo­ple have put their faith in you. It’s im­por­tant psy­cho­log­i­cally, as well.’’

He knows he has his work cut out for him in the Labour strong­hold.

This year, Mal­lard is run­ning as a list only can­di­date and Bishop is up against Labour’s new can­di­date, Ginny An­der­sen.

He is hop­ing to claw back a few of the 13 per cent of Na­tional

‘‘I’d def­i­nitely pre­fer to be an elec­torate MP be­cause [it means] peo­ple have put their faith in you.’’

vot­ers in Hutt South who voted for Mal­lard as their elec­torate MP last elec­tion.

Bishop joins the com­muters on the 7:47am train into Welling­ton where he has a weekly spot on the Break­fast tele­vi­sion show along­side Labour’s Mana MP, Kris Faafoi. On the jour­ney into town Bishop is on his lap­top, read­ing notes for his ap­pear­ance on the telly.

PHOTO: MATTHEW TSO/STUFF

Chris Bishop chats with a voter while hand­ing out fly­ers. Chris Bishop

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