July 08, 2014
Dream fading for Maori Party
It’s the Maori Party’s 10th birthday today, and one of their political opponents says time’s up.
Labour leader David Cunliffe says founding co-leaders Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples came into politics for the right reasons and tried to make a difference.
He says in its early years the Maori Party captured Maori aspirations, but the dream has faded.
" Now what they’re left with is a much depleted party thats really stuck in the role of propping up the National government. So a vote for the Maori Party is more or less a vote for National thats what people need to be really really clear about. Same thing a vote for a Maori Party candidate is about the same as voting for a National Party candidate. If you want change if you want to change the government you want better fairer policies for all our whanau then it's a party vote for Labour no mucking about " says David Cunliffe
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