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Epsom turns against ACT


Epsom turns against ACT

“Yesterday’s Colmar Brunton poll is further evidence that Epsom voters do not believe that ACT has earned the right to represent them again”, says Labour candidate for Epsom Michael Wood.

“The poll shows that when asked directly who they support, Epsom voters have turned decisively against ACT, whose candidate is 12 percent behind the National candidate Paul Goldsmith. ACT’s local Party vote is only 2.8 percent in the poll”

“This shows that Epsom does not believe that ACT deserves another chance. After many years of scandal and embarrassment, people have had enough of ACT. The Colmar Brunton poll also shows that fewer than half of Epsom voters support the Epsom deal to prop up the ACT Party”

“We believe that even fewer Epsom voters will be willing to prop up ACT as they come to better understand their extreme policies. Privatising the NZ Super Fund, abolishing school zoning, and moving to a market model in health and education as ACT wish to do, are not supported by the vast majority of ordinary Epsom people”

“ACT is an extreme Party in its death throes. Epsom should not be used as a life support mechanism for a Party which is not good enough to win on its own merits. Epsom deserves better, and we will continue our vigorous campaign to stand up for a proper democratic process instead of a rort”, says Michael Wood.

ENDS

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