LAU­RENCE DAY

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Con­ser­va­tive Party

Vot­ers of Napier, your voice mat­ters.

I am stand­ing to help raise the pro­file of the Con­ser­va­tive Party. This is a na­tion­wide elec­tion and your party vote de­ter­mines our fu­ture. Cur­rently your MP and po­lit­i­cal party talk to you very nicely once ev­ery three years. They tell you what they think you want to hear and bribe you (with your own money!) to vote for them. Then they ‘‘throw their ears away’’ and ba­si­cally ig­nore you for the next three years.

For ex­am­ple, how could our politi­cians IG­NORE th­ese ref­er­enda? Sale of State As­sets, 67 per cent said NO. Crim­i­nal­is­ing Light Smack­ing, 87 per cent said NO. In­crease Penal­ties for Vi­o­lent Crime, 92 per cent said YES. Re­duc­ing MPs from 120 to 99, 91 per cent said YES.

Th­ese are not fringe is­sues. Both Na­tional and Labour have bla­tantly ig­nored the wishes of the ma­jor­ity. Is it sur­pris­ing that politi­cians are so de­spised? The Con­ser­va­tive Party would change that and en­sure that Cit­i­zens Ini­ti­ated Ref­er­enda be­come bind­ing with 66 per cent of the vote. The thresh­old to call a ref­er­en­dum is high, so friv­o­lous ref­er­enda would not be a prob­lem. Frankly, I trust the voice of New Zealan­ders over 61/120 par­lia­men­tar­i­ans any day.

Time to lis­ten to the ma­jor­ity. Party vote Con­ser­va­tive.

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