Labour tries to buy votes with a sausage
It’ll take more than a free sausage to win Wellington
Central but it is still scandalous that Labour’s Marion
Hobbs is offering to “crank up the barbecue” for local
votes, says National MP Annabel Young.
commenting on an invitation that Labour candidate Marian
Hobbs has distributed in the Te Aro area.
“I will be
complaining to the Electoral Commission about Labour’s offer
to provide a free barbecue for Wellington voters. If the
barbecue is free, it is a clear breach of the prohibition on
treating. Treating is a serious breach of the Electoral Act
with serious penalties for the candidate involved.”
Labour is going to sock the voters with a pay-per-sausage
cost, then its invitation is grossly mis-leading.”
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