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Dunne: Labour-Greens hypocrisy behind their Ohariu deal

22 July 2011

Dunne: Labour-Greens hypocrisy behind their Ohariu deal

Ohariu MP and UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne today welcomed National Party president Peter Goodfellow’s confirmation that National would focus on the party vote in Ohariu at the coming election.

“This is good sense if voters want a strong second term centre-right government, but as always, the voters will decide.”

He said the approach was consistent with indications Prime Minister John Key had publicly given in April.

“It also makes sense with Labour and the Greens now publicly working together in Ohariu, with the Green candidate actively seeking electorate votes for the Labour candidate.

“Given their apparent moral objection to ACT and National aligning interests in Epsom, their actions here in Ohariu are hypocritical to say the least,” he said.

Mr Dunne said Ohariu voters are educated and politically sophisticated and he is confident that they would think through the implications of all the choices available to them.

“It is coming down to whether they want a centre-right or a left wing MP in Ohariu, and I do and will stand on my record of delivering as a hard-working and effective MP.”


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