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Dunne: every seat will count for return of John Key

Media Statement

Hon Peter Dunne
MP for Ohariu
Leader of UnitedFuture

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Dunne: every seat will count for return of John Key-led govt

With Act struggling in Epsom and the Winston Peters cloud hanging over Parliament, New Zealanders wanting a John Key-led government have their best ally in UnitedFuture, the party’s leader Peter Dunne said today.

“The cards are falling in a way that every seat could well count in bringing back a John Key-led government and UnitedFuture is a proven ally, and crucially,

“I am ahead in the only poll conducted in Ohariu by the same margin I won by in 2008.

“If National dips a point or two and is without a support partner, New Zealanders could face a Labour-Winston-Greens-Maori Party-Hone Harawira-Annette Sykes-John Minto catastrophe.

“That’s a nightmare scenario and the centre and centre-right need to ensure that they get the government they want, and that John Key has the moderating support he needs for the next three years.

“National needs me to win Ohariu to ensure the continuation of a moderate government.

“Act is anywhere from 10 to 15 points behind in Epsom depending on the poll and in real trouble, and even if it returns, can only pull National to the far right which Kiwis do not want,” he said.

“UnitedFuture will help keep National to the centre, and promote policies such as Flexi-Super, Income Sharing and an annual State of the Family report to hold government to,” Mr Dunne said.


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