Conservative Message Results in Huge Membership Boost
Conservative Message Results in Huge Membership
Since the Conservative Party campaign launch in
early July, membership has flooded in and the Party now has
achieved over seven thousand members and supporters.
We have been inundated with new members who have seen our
newspaper ads and leaflets and like what we stand for “
says Christine Rankin CEO and newly elected candidate for
“We have momentum, we have huge support and we
are gaining members at almost a hundred a day, ordinary
Kiwi’s who want to belong to a Party that knows what it
stands for” she adds. Binding Referenda, tougher penalties
for criminals, one law for all and a more straightforward
tax policy are all things that make sense to voters.
is obvious the Conservative message is resonating positively
with the general public and I suspect other Parties will be
increasingly frustrated as they see our support base
continue to rise.” Says Christine
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>