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Black Friday for the ACT Party

Epsom Labour Campaign Media Release
12 June 2014

Black Friday for the ACT Party

“Friday the 13th is a black day not only for John Banks who is resigning his role as MP, but also for the ACT Party who have once again let down the people of Epsom”, says Michael Wood, Labour candidate for Epsom.

“John Banks has been ACT’s sole MP, leader, and lifeline to parliament over the past three years. He has been ACT’s public face, and in that capacity has been defended to the hilt by ACT and the government. The day before his guilty verdict, ACT campaign manager Richard Prebble insisted on his innocence”

“Yet now we have the pathetic spectacle of ACT trying to pretend that John Banks never existed, and that his behaviour as sole ACT MP is somehow de-linked from the ACT Party. Epsom voters won’t fall for that one. They have been embarrassed time and again by ACT; from Rodney Hide’s perks, to Jamie Whyte’s support for incest, and now the Banks circus”

“The worst thing, is that without pausing for breath, ACT is once again on its hind legs begging National to gift it the parliamentary seat of Epsom. This is a disgrace. The people of Epsom are once again being treated as pawns in a desperate attempt to keep ACT alive”

“Epsom deserves better, and this election voters can choose to end the ongoing embarrassment of representation by an organisation that is more of a circus that a political party”, says Michael Wood.


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