Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Disgruntled Nats Should Vote United Future

1 July 2002

Disgruntled Nats Should Vote United Future, Not Labour

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is calling on disgruntled National voters thinking of voting Labour to stop the Greens forcing an early election over GE to give their party vote to United Future.

"Many National voters are thinking of using their party vote strategically to keep the Greens out, but will baulk at going right across the line to Labour."

"As a centre party, United Future offers them a much more viable alternative."

"United Future's position on GE is similar to both National's and Labour's, to move forward in a cautious manner, rather than forever stick in a rut, and we will support Labour on this if the Greens throw their toys out of the cot."

"For National voters worried about the Greens, but also unwilling to back Labour, a party vote for United Future is the perfect way forward, especially since our moderate values and policies are likely to be much more in tune with their own," Mr Dunne says.

Mr Dunne says that by winning his Ohariu Belmont seat United Future will cross the threshold for representation and every party vote for Unite Future would then count.

"400 disgruntled National voters in every electorate switching their party vote to United Future would add one more seat to our tally, and make it more likely the Greens will be stopped, whereas the same votes going to Labour would probably be wasted," he says.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Another Reason To Loathe HR Departments (And On The Teachers Strike)

This morning’s news item about Police emergency call centre staff turning up for work while they’re sick – because they’re afraid their sick leave statistics will be used against them, and their jobs put in jeopardy – is not an isolated case...

Obviously, sick people shouldn’t be being treated by doctors and nurses who are themselves sick and potentially infectious. Similarly, Police emergency calls also need to be fielded by people who’re feeling alert, and on top of their game. More>>


MPs' Computers To Be Searched: Inquiry Into Leak On Simon Bridges' Expenses

An inquiry has been launched to find out who leaked the National Party's expenses to the media... Parliament's speaker, Trevor Mallard, said a Queen's Counsel would lead the inquiry with the help of an employment lawyer and also someone with forensic IT skills. More>>


Teachers Strike: Nationwide Rallies And Marches

Teachers and principals voted for a full day strike to be held on 15 August to send a strong message to the Government that the current collective agreement offers from the Ministry of Education would not fix the crisis in teaching. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: City Council Ends Its Support For Jackson’s Movie Museum

The Wellington City Council and the Movie Museum Limited have today announced a mutually-agreed parting of the ways for a joint project between the Council’s Convention Centre and TMML’s Movie Museum... Both parties remain optimistic for the future of their respective projects. More>>

Pay Equity: Historic Settlement For Education Support Workers

The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) and the Ministry of Education today signed Terms of Settlement to address a pay equity claim for 329 support workers who work with very young children in early childhood and primary schools. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Stereotypes About Jacinda Ardern

Routinely, female politicians get depicted as either show ponies or battle axes, with little room for anything else in between. .. More>>

Weekend Interviews: "Discriminatory And Racist" Aussie Deportations

The former president of Australia’s Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs says deportations have risen dramatically in Australia since 2014 when ministers and ministerial delegates were given the power to cancel visas - and half of those being deported are New Zealanders. "These are massive numbers, actually escalating dramatically."... More>>


Legal Challenge: Prisoner Has 9 Boxes Of Documents Seized

Human rights organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa says a prisoner they advocate for has had 9 boxes of legal documents seized from him just days before his case against the Department of Corrections was to be heard. More>>

Single-Use Plastic Bags: Govt To Phase Them Out

Single-use plastic shopping bags will be phased out over the next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced today. More>>





Featured InfoPages