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Grover Defection-No Entitlement To Taxpayer Funds

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Media Release

13 June, 1999

Grover Defection - No Entitlement To Taxpayer Funds

The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that Frank Grover's abandonment of the Alliance further highlights the increasing number of our politicians who have no regard for the Party, Principles and Volunteers that put them into Parliament.

"And Mr Grover deserves no thanks for refusing taxpayer funding when he and his new party are not entitled to it anyway. But the public also deserve to know whether Mr Grover and the Christian Heritage Party will be expecting taxpayer funding for election advertising - which they are also not entitled to.

"If Mr Grover and the Christian Heritage Party had the courage of their convictions Mr Grover would have resigned and let the next person on the Alliance List enter Parliament," said Mr Peters.

Mr Peters said that New Zealand First will not rest until the law is changed preventing MPs from abandoning the Party that put them into Parliament without first resigning and forcing a by-election if they are a Constituency Member and resigning full stop if they are a List Member.

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