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Labour Dragging Their Heels Over Party Hopping

Labour Dragging Their Heels Over Anti Party Hopping Legislation - Peters

The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that Labour’s 1999 Campaign promise that anti party hopping legislation would be treated as a top governmental priority is belied by the fact that, after weeks of pressure from New Zealand First, and continued problems in their Caucus on this issue, the Labour Party have only now managed to organise a conference call to agree on ‘procedural matters’.

Mr Peters said that these were hardly the actions of a Government in a hurry to address the matter or treating it with the degree of urgency the public demands given promises Helen Clark and others made on the Campaign Trail, including those Labour MPs who are now responsible for unnecessarily delaying the introduction of this legislation.

Mr Peters said that he would be following this matter up with the Labour Party Leadership upon his return from overseas.

“The issue is quite simple – either Labour honours their pre-election promise or they do not,” said Mr Peters.

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