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Time for Epsom to say “no deal”

28 July 2014

Epsom Labour Campaign Media Release

Time for Epsom to say “no deal”

“Epsom voters will be disgusted by the deal announced today to try and once again gift their electorate to the ACT Party”, says Labour candidate for Epsom Michael Wood.

“ACT is a party with no credibility. With a record of scandal, extreme libertarian positions on the issues, and no public support, ACT have not earned the right to a place in our House of Representatives.”

“The ACT candidate will dissemble about today’s announcement and pretend that it is simply an ‘endorsement’ from an Epsom constituent called John Key. This shows the political desperation and dishonesty of ACT. While being totally reliant on a deal for their political survival, they know that Epsom voters hate being manipulated”

“We have been campaigning for months in Epsom and voters across the political spectrum tell us that they will not tolerate having ACT foisted upon them again. People want to be able to make their own democratic decisions about their representatives, and not have parties make deals behind closed doors to stitch the election up”

“Epsom people deserve better than a dodgy deal to gift their seat to a discredited fringe party like ACT. We call upon Epsom voters to stand up and take back their electorate by saying ‘no deal’ to ACT on September 20”, says Michael Wood.


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