New Citizens Party joins with Conservatives

DANYA LEVY
Last updated 14:18 18/10/2011

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Fledging Auckland-based political movement the New Citizens Party has withdrawn from this year's election and will join forces with the Conservative Party.

Spokesperson Paul Young said the party's values were aligned with those of the Conservative Party.

"We understand the importance of family, business and everyone making a contribution."

The New Citizens Party was launched during the Botany by-election earlier this year in which Young came third behind National and Labour.

He will stand again in the electorate in the November election for the Conservative Party, which was launched in August by businessman and failed Auckland mayoralty candidate Colin Craig.

The Botany electorate has the highest immigrant population in the country and Craig said the move would benefit local voters.

The Asian and immigrant community had given Craig strong support during his mayoralty campaign, he said.

New Citizens is the second small party outside Parliament to join with the Conservative Party.

The Kiwi Party announced last week it would not stand any candidates in this year's election.

Leader Larry Baldock and deputy leader Simonne Dyer will run as Conservative Party candidates.

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