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Grey Power Political Affiliation

Grey Power Political Affiliation

The Grey Power NZ Federation National President, Mr Les Howard has been fielding a number of letters and emails from persons seeking re-assurance that Grey Power is not supporting NZ First or any other political party. "Grey Power Federation Inc works completely within its constitution. Clause 2.2 (D) (xv) states that the policy of the Federation shall be non-sectarian and non party political. There has been and will not be any variance to that policy unless an Annual General Meeting passes a remit to the contrary," said Mr Howard.

"Grey Power NZ Federation is not responsible for claims made by politicians stating that they have our support. I personally have answered a number of journalists and reporters from both TV and Newspapers asking whether Grey Power support this politician or that political party.

My reply is, and always has been, that we have members of all political parties in our membership and during election years, when this type of question comes up, we advise our membership to vote in their traditional way for the constituency vote but, when they use their List Vote, to examine the policies of all parties and vote for the party which has policies closely aligned to our own Grey Power Policies. Most of the many gains Grey Power has managed to get for their members have been from one or other of the smaller parties, through their coalition agreements, when a government is formed after an election as a result of MMP because the two major parties appear not to be so interested."

"Grey Power NZ Federation are intently focused with far more pressing needs for the requirements of our members than this issue."


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