“Perception is power in politics.”
For the last three months I campaigned as a candidate for the Internet Party in the 2014 NZ General Election. I was number two on the Internet Party list and number five on the combined Internet MANA party list being spokesperson for Internet and Privacy, and Arts and Culture.
It was an experience I’m glad I had. It was surreal at times to find myself sharing a stage with recognised MPs and performing the occasional media interview (stuff.co.nz: Elections 2014: Talking Tech).
There were many things I learnt from my candidate experience, the following are the main points.