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Endangered Species to Run for Mt. Albert

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The Kiwi Party have announced that they will be running a candidate for the electorate of Mt. Albert. Helen Clark was the MP for Mt. Albert, but once she left for her position at the UN, the electorate is up for a by-election.

"The Kiwi Party has today completed its candidate selection for the Mt Albert by-election and chosen Simonne Dyer. In the 2008 elections she was no. 5 on the Kiwi Party list... No other candidate in this by-election will be speaking about the importance of returning our nation to its foundational values. Labour, National, Act and the Greens have all played a part in passing legislation in Parliament that has undermined the 'timeless values' that have made our nation great in the past." - Kiwi Party

In it's current form, The Kiwi Party will not enter Parliament at the 2011 election. While the "Christian values" parties of New Zealand are unable to, or refuse to work together, it is folly to throw away your vote on any such party. At the last election the Kiwi Party wasted 12,755 party votes which would have otherwise likely gone to ACT or National - thereby strengthening the current Government.

Simmone had far better enjoy her retirement years and visit her 23 grandchildren rather than fight this lost battle for the electorate of Mt. Albert.

Related Reading: Christian Vote 2008 - my sypnopsis of the 5 parties Christians were likely to vote for at the 2008 General Election. The article includes extensive insight into the problems with the Kiwi Party.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Simeon said...

Andy, so if the votes for the Kiwi party were wasted votes, so were the ones for the family party?

Just have a quick read of your christian vote article on the family party.

9:30 am, May 05, 2009 
Blogger Simeon said...

;)

9:31 am, May 05, 2009 
Blogger Andy Moore said...

Heh, I considered mentioning Family Party and Pacific Party mate. However the voters that the Kiwi Party were targeting were much more National/ACT voters than were the people that Family and Pacific were targeting.

3:10 pm, May 05, 2009 
OpenID sjdennis said...

Simeon, remember both Family and Pacific were based in South Auckland... Terrible stereotyping of course, but Andy has a good point.

9:33 am, May 07, 2009 

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