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National looks to rebuild its constitution

National looks to rebuild its constitution

More than three hundred National Party delegates from throughout the country are expected in Wellington this weekend for a special conference that promises to better equip the party for an MMP environment.

"National's Party vote has been in serious decline, we promised to do something about it after the last election and now we're delivering," says National Party Leader Bill English.

"It hasn't been glamorous work, but the foundation for a successful campaign is built on efficient, effective organisation.

"That's what the politicians want, that's what the Party faithful want and that's what we hope to deliver on Saturday afternoon," Mr English says.

"To succeed we must forge a new structure and respond to the demands of MMP for a disciplined national campaign to win the party vote.

"And we need the tools to rebuild National's traditional broad support base.

"We are a mainstream Party, with the desire to represent all sections of our community set as our corner-stone."

"As far back as 1935 the National Party identified its organisational structure as its strength - the constitution's remained largely unchanged since then," Mr English says.

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