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Maori Say No to Nat’s

Maori Say No to Nat’s

“Maori don’t want National to form the next government,” says Labour Party candidate for Te Tai Tokerau, Kelvin Davis.

“That message came through the polls loud and clear.”

The Marae DigiPoll released over the weekend showed a clear 71% of Maori want a Labour led Government.

The poll surveyed just 400 voters but clearly showed more than three out of every ten Te Tai Tokerau voters would give their party vote to Labour while the Maori Party would receive over four votes out of ten.

“There isn’t much of a difference in Party support, but it is blindingly obvious National isn’t an option to Maori voters in Te Tai Tokerau.”

“Given that the Maori Party voted against raising the youth minimum wage, KiwiSaver, Tax Cuts, Working for Families and Cheaper Doctor’s visits I wouldn’t be surprised if they went against the people’s wishes and jumped into a relationship with National. They appear to share a lot in common.”

“Although disappointed to be behind in the polls, it’s not surprising given the lack of resources available for candidates to get around the electorate and build the Party’s profile. Incumbent MPs are able to fly everywhere for free. Hone had the same moan three years ago when he was up against Dover. The odds are tilted in Hone’s favour.”

Davis’ truck has travelled over 25,000 km in the last five months and he claims it is held together by a mixture of Tai Tokerau dust and lime from all the road works it’s passed through. “I’m scared to wash it in case it falls apart.” Davis says.


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