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UnitedFuture to be re-registered as a political party


13th August 2013
Press Release- UnitedFuture Party


UnitedFuture to be re-registered as a political party


Some ten weeks since it requested the Electoral Commission to de-register it, as it could not comply with existing EC rules, UnitedFuture has today been advised by the Commission that it will be re-registered this Thursday, August 15th.

“This has been a complex and long process for the party” said Party President, Robin Gunston, “which has required a lot of effort from the Board throughout this time of uncertainty. We have greatly appreciated the increased public support for our principles and values which have boosted our membership numbers- they have shown that our MMP democracy needs a Party like us at the centre of NZ politics.”

“We have appreciated the efforts made by the staff of the Electoral Commission to expedite the process, and will now be examining the learning lessons not only for the Party’s governance and management in the future but also of the legal framework under which the Electoral Commission derives its powers.” Mr Gunston said.

He continued, “The Party is now strengthening its regional and policy interest areas utilising the wider membership now engaged with it, ahead of planning for the 2014 General Election. As a minor but effective Party which has been involved in successive Governments we have much to offer those people who want to be involved in grass roots politics and actually see policies they care about brought into fruition. We therefore welcome yet more centrist New Zealanders to join us in the near future to build on our renewed vigour.”


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