Workers Party Not Hand Shakers
PRESS RELEASE: Workers Party of New Zealand
Workers Party Christchurch Central candidate Byron Clark is surprised at some of the reactions he's got since refusing to shake hands with Labour candidate Brendon Burns at a recent candidates forum.
"There is an idea among some candidates it seems that the election campaign is just a job interview style process with the electorate where we all wish each other well and hope we get picked, but I'm fundamentally opposed to the system Labour and National support, and I think principles are more important than what some see as 'good manners'"
Clark noted the recent OECD report which shows inequality has increased drastically in the past twenty years.
"For most of that 20 years Labour has been in power, they have presided over the biggest transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich in this country's history. I have no respect for a party that can do that."
The Workers Party is contesting the party vote this year and fielding candidates in a number of electorates.