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ACT Death Warrant Signed by Own Party Leader

ACT Death Warrant Signed by Own Party Leader

In a host of quotes in a recent media article, ACT Party Leader Jamie Whyte pretty much signs the Electoral death warrant for both the Act Party and Epsom Candidate David Seymour, and then sends it to the voting public via the express courier which is his mouth.

Whyte admits that only having Seymour as the lone ACT MP in Parliament is the “worst possible outcome” for ACT.

Whyte then affirms that his enthusiasm for the leadership of the ACT Party is so lukewarm that he would most likely resign if ACT failed to attract sufficient Party votes to bring in a second MP.

Compare Whyte’s despondent dejection with the rising fortunes of the Conservative Party of New Zealand: an enthusiastic and positive Leader in Colin Craig, who is on record affirming that his commitment to the Conservative Party is unequivocal, and the trending increase (3.4%) in Conservative Party votes based on the latest poll.

On current polling numbers, any seat that the Conservative Party might win (and Epsom and Napier come to mind) will bring in another 3 -4 MPs for a sorely-needed reinforced centre-right voting option on Election night.

Given that the Conservative Party is rapidly heading towards the 5% threshold a month out from the Election, National, ACT and NZ First voters might wish to pause, pull out a calculator, do the maths, and vote on the resulting evidence when they press “equals”.

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