Finance spokesman advised to get a coherent set of policies, writes Tim McCready.

Business leaders gave National rising star Paul Goldsmith their third highest ranking among the party's top 10, but when it comes to the right qualities to deliver as finance spokesman many think it is too early to tell.

In the 2019 Mood of the Boardroom survey, respondents were asked to rate Goldsmith.

He scored 3.14/5, the third-highest score for National's top 10 ranked MPs — behind housing spokesperson Judith Collins (3.51/5) and education spokesperson Nikki Kaye (3.31/5).

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When asked whether he had the right qualities to deliver

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CEOs rate National's top 10 front bench