October 19, 2020
Red tide undermines NZ First support
Outgoing MP Shane Jones says it’s still too early to decide the future of New Zealand First.
The party got just 2.7 percent of the vote, falling well short of the 5 percent threshold.
Mr Jones says that’s the process of democracy, and when the red tide surged it did not push enough voters in the direction of the black and white waka.
"You come into politics you can't afford to be brittle. You've got to put your wares out there. We endeavoured to do so. We thought we had suitable or sufficient support. It's always difficult when a small party is in coalition with a bigger party often you get blamed for everything and you don't get enough of the upside," he says.
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