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Democratic Failure Imminent


PRESS RELEASE

28 August, 2012
Democratic Failure Imminent

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Ahead of the first reading of the Marriage Amendment Bill Conservative Party Leader Colin Craig says it’s already clear we are likely to witness a failure of democracy on the first round of this bill.

“It’s become clear that many MP’s are not at all willing to take direction from their electorates on this issue, despite them being paid representatives, sent to Parliament on behalf of their community.”

“The advancement of the social liberal agenda in this country is only possible because politicians lack the courage and integrity to vote the way their constituents want them to.”

“The Conservative Party opposes redefining marriage and allowing same-sex couple adoption unless this change is mandated by a referendum of the New Zealand people.”

“Louisa Wall wants a referendum on state assets, but is opposed to a referendum on the definition of marriage and same-sex couple adoption. We can all see that’s a double standard.”

“The Conservative Party already has research underway, and once it becomes clear which MP’s are failing to represent their electorates, we will be escalating the debate further.”

Colin Craig will today (Wednesday 29 August) be in Auckland planning meetings, and writing responses to the overwhelming number of voters that have contacted him, concerned that their MP will not be representing their wishes when the vote takes place. Colin is available for media interviews throughout the day.

ENDS


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