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“People who vote for Murray McLean will get what they want, end of story. Whereas those who vote for Fitzsimons will inadvertently ensure other Green candidates join the public payroll,” said Coromandel MP Murray McLean today.

Mr McLean was referring to the prospect of the Greens gaining three or four seats, if Fitzsimons was to win Coromandel and the Greens were to gain around 3% of the Party Vote.

“It’s crazy to think that a party which is polling so poorly could gain such representation. Labour voters, who are considering backing Fitzsimons, need to be aware that their one constituent vote will help others on the Greens List to slip through the back door of Parliament.”

Mr McLean said the prospect of unemployed rights activist Sue Bradford getting into Parliament on the Greens List will probably be enough to scare voters off Fitzsimons.

“What’s worse, eco-terrorist Nandor Tanczos sits at number five on the Greens List. This man is the Greens spokesperson for Justice. Heaven forbid if he’s playing an active role in a New Zealand Government.”

The MP said the Greens are not interested in promoting a law-abiding society, referring to Tanczos’ G-M crop antics, Sue Bradford’s long history of law-breaking protests and Rod Donald’s involvement in a blockade of a Timberlands forestry road on the West Coast a few months ago.

“In light of Labour’s lukewarm support for Fitzsimons, it’s important voters think of the broader consequences of their vote. In contrast my supporters know exactly what they’re getting. Furthermore, I want to be accountable.

“I withdrew from the National Party List because I don’t believe in getting into Parliament if the electorate hasn’t issued the mandate. I want to serve only the Coromandel, whereas the Green List candidates want Fitzsimons to win only so they can feather their own nests,” said Mr McLean.


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