March 09, 2015
No deal but thanks for the boost
New Zealand First leader and Northland candidate Winston Peters says there is no deal with Labour over throwing support his way for the by-election in three weeks.
Responding to a poll showing Mr Peters and National’s Mark Osborne neck and neck with Labour’s Willow Jean Prime lagging behind, Labour leader Andrew Little said it was clearly a two horse race.
He said voters have to think about how they cast their vote in a way that sends a message to Government … echoing Mr Peters’ campaign slogan, Send Them a Message.
Mr Peters says that won’t change his strategy of focusing on what the Government can deliver in the remaining 130 weeks of its term.
"I’m not going to comment about what any other party is doing in that context. These voters up here should all know though that we have never done a deal and there is no deal here. The National Party is going to start alleging that but they are not going to get away with it. This time they are going to be met with the truth," he says.
Winston Peters says just by being in the race he is getting action on Northland’s woes, such as National’s promise this morning to replace 10 one-lane bridges.
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