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National welcomes Ewen-Street

Don Brash MP
National Party Leader 5 August 2006

National welcomes Ewen-Street

National Party Leader Don Brash today welcomed the decision by former Green MP Ian Ewen-Street to join the National Party and assist its Bluegreens develop environmental policy.

Dr Brash and Mr Ewen-Street met in Nelson today after the former Green MP signed on as a party member.

“National is a broad-based party that welcomes new talent and ideas. I have identified the environment as a key issue on which we want to strengthen our policy platform for 2008,” says Dr Brash.

“Ian’s knowledge, skills and experience will help us achieve that.

“It is a misconception that environmental issues belong to the political left. Conservative politics and environmental policies sit very comfortably together.

“Ian has a strong reputation on environmental issues, particularly biosecurity and sustainable agriculture.

“We will be using his knowledge and skills in the Bluegreens as we develop policies that will ensure New Zealand’s environmental and economic success.”

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