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Labour asked to clarify stance on Mana/Internet Party deal


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27 May 2014- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Labour asked to clarify its stance on Mana/Internet Party deal

The Labour Party has been asked to clarify its stance on the attempt by Mana to use the Te Tai Tokerau seat as a vehicle to get Kim Dotcom's Internet Party into Parliament. In a statement on behalf of the Maori Party this morning, president Rangimarie Naida Glavish said: "Labour owes it to Maori voters to clarify whether or not it will advise Labour supporters in Te Tai Tokerau to switch their electorate votes from Kelvin Davis to Hone Harawira in order to ensure Internet representation in the next Parliament, with Kelvin being assured of re-election from the party list.

"We know from our polling that there are many Maori supporters of Labour and other parties who are most unhappy about this cynical manipulation of their seat and their traditional loyalties, and they need to have the earliest possible confirmation of Labour's intentions so that they can take the other option available to them, which is to vote for the Maori Party's candidate, Rev Te Hira Paenga in the knowledge that this will give them both representation in the next government, as well as the presence of Kelvin in Parliament as a Labour list MP," said Ms Glavish.

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