August 15, 2018
ACT insect disappearing into infinity
New Zealand First MP Shane Jones says ACT leader David Seymour’s call for an end to the Māori seats is the death rattle of a dying party.
At his party’s annual meeting the Epsom MP proposed getting rid of the seven seats as well as 13 more to bring parliament down to 100 MPs.
Mr Jones says New Zealand First has in the past campaigned on having a referendum on the future of the seats.
But he says Mr Seymour’s proposal seems an act of desperation, as indications are National will stand a strong candidate against him at the next election.
"I’m not too concerned about why and what David actually did. It's kind of like one of those insects that lives for a brief time and then disappears into the great infinity. That is the reality of his political status and his future career," Mr Jones says.
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