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Labour will continue fight for referendum

Clayton Cosgrove
Spokesperson for SOEs

7 May 2013

Labour will continue fight for referendum

Labour will redouble its efforts to help get the remaining signatures needed to ensure a referendum on asset sales goes ahead, says Labour’s SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

“New Zealanders are overwhelmingly opposed to the Government’s plans to sell our assets. Labour MPs hear it every day. We are absolutely committed to working with the Keep Our Assets coalition to gather the number of signatures needed to ensure Kiwis have their say.

“It is not unusual to have signatures ruled out because people aren’t enrolled or have filled in their details incorrectly. However there are still almost 300,000 people who have voiced their support for a referendum. We will work to ensure their voice is heard.

“We are confident that the large number of Kiwis opposed means that we can gather the necessary signatures in the next two months to ensure the petition succeeds.

“There is wide support across the community and political parties for a referendum. We will be working hard with other political parties and community groups to get the signatures necessary,” says Clayton Cosgrove.

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