New Citizens Party joins with Conservatives

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

Relevant offers

Politics

Searching for Todd Barclay's people deep in the murky heart of Clutha-Southland Duncan Garner: In a week of slip-ups and sweatshops, Winston Peters wins Below the beltway: In his favourite place, Winston Peters ends the week up Canterbury mayors call for Government to rethink immigration changes Chester Borrows looks back on 12 years in Parliament First-of-its-kind case as student takes Government to court over climate change Palmerston north mayor supports resettlement centre idea, but funding needed Former Urewera raids protester on regional council committee 'This is not how we do things': How National's composure was shattered by the Todd Barclay affair Government should take responsibility for Penlink - Phil Goff

Fledging Auckland-based political movement the New Citizens Party has withdrawn from this year's election and will join forces with the Conservative Party.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

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should the speed limit be raised to 110kmh on some roads?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Related story: 110kmh limit moves closer

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content