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Not Standing in Mt Roskill by-Election

Rt Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Leader

Member of Parliament for Northland
8 NOVEMBER 2016

Not Standing in Mt Roskill by-Election

New Zealand First will not be standing a candidate in the Mt Roskill by-election.

“Despite a serious number of potential candidates coming forward we will be focusing our resources on the election that matters – the 2017 General Election,” New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters said today.

“The Mt Roskill by-election was brought about by the electorate MP deciding to pursue a new job. He cut the cord with his electorate, despite having promised to serve them for the full three-year term, and triggered the by-election.

“The MP’s pursuit of personal glory will cost the taxpayer well over a million dollars.

“It’s disappointing for New Zealand taxpayers that this has come about.”

The decision was made by the New Zealand First Party board last night.

ENDS


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