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Dunne: Vote for brains, not backbones, jackboots

Media statement

For immediate release

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Dunne: Vote for brains, not backbones and jackboots

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne is urging voters to take heed of latest polling and think carefully before casting their vote on Saturday.

"It has become abundantly clear that a centre-right government is in the offing.

"Voters now have to decide what shape and form the new National-led government will take. I am confident that New Zealanders will vote for a centre-right, rather than an extreme right, government.

UnitedFuture has indicated that it would prefer to work with National.

"The size and role of the minor parties will determine the course of a National-led government.

"ACT represents a sharp turn to the right and ideologically extreme economic policies. It claims to be giving National a backbone, but really it's economic jackboots they're offering.

"A strong UnitedFuture presence, however, will provide a centrist moderating influence and draw National to a more compassionate middle course that will represent all New Zealanders.

"With the imminent demise of New Zealand First, UnitedFuture is now the only centrist party that will be represented in Parliament.

"Former New Zealand First voters and former Labour voters who want to moderate the National-led government should cast their party votes for UnitedFuture to get change they can trust," said Mr Dunne.


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