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ACT loses another candidate

Ohh, the shame of it. How will you all cope?

The Act Party has lost another candidate, just over a month out from the election.

A party spokesperson has confirmed Taranaki King Country candidate Brent Miles withdrew last week for personal reasons.

Miles was 57th on the party list.

He was the fifth candidate to resign in recent weeks, with Auckland Central’s Scott Boness, Kaipara ki Mahurangi’s Anto Coates, and Waikato’s Darren Gilchrist also citing personal reasons for their withdrawals.

The party’s Rangitata candidate Elaine Naidu-Franz resigned after online comments likening vaccine mandates to concentraction camps emerged.

ACT is in damage control after candidates were revealed to have made inflammatory posts on social media.

One candidate who likened vaccine mandates to concentration camps has resigned, while another who linked the Covid-19 vaccines to drownings has renounced the comments and apologised.

A third candidate, Anto Coates, who referred to Covid-19 as “mass hysteria” and in a parody song said former prime minister Dame Jacinda Ardern had thought about thowing people in a gulag – and stepped down more than a month ago.

ACT leader David Seymour said Coates had resigned “for personal reasons”.

Where is the outrage and disappointment from all you ACT supporters? I can recall you all slagging off Democracy NZ for a similar thing 6 weeks ago.

No good voting for a losing party, was your mantra.

Well what do you say now ?????

 

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  1. As I’ve stated a hundred times anybody expecting improvement in our situation after the election has shit for brains, politics in this country attracts entitled talentless egomaniacs that are more driven by self promotion than fixing the Countrys problems, 120 slimy smelly smiling morons and that’s it folks.

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      • Viking, are you stalking me viking ,I suspect you’re probably a closest arse bandit .
        I’ll do my own thing on YSB if you don’t mind, if you don’t like it fuck off and don’t read them you silly old cnut.. LOFL.

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    • What do you expect when the bar is so low that ANYONE can throw their hat in the ring to become an MP. If they manage to get elected they earn the largest salary they’d never manage to earn anywhere else plus perks. Worse those unemployables are then let loose to run our lives! It’s foolish to have virtually nothing to hold back the undesired useless, narcissists, sociopaths, etc Candidates used to run for office later in their working life once they’d achieved in other areas but not now, NZ parliament takes anyone even ex-fish n’ chip wrappers.

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      • bobthebldr. There’ll need to be a cleaning of the swamp 1st up to take out the numbers of lefties that have taken over the public service depts, it’s doubtful whoever wins will have the stomach for that bloodletting.

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  2. i love when Eds in a fun trolling mood.

    while its fair to say that both the dnz and act candidates that have left all never had a hope in hell of entering parliament lets remind Ed that acts candidates that have left are all well down the list, about low 30s i think is tye highest ranked.
    what were DNZs? 3,4,5,6,7,8? dnzs were the equivilent of act losing half of its mps that are in parliament, nicole mckee etc.

    context Ed, you lack context.
    but as i said it dosent matter cuz neither the dnz or act folk that left/got shoved by their weak decietful leaders wouldve ever got a snout in the trough.

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    • You are blowing farts in the wind as usual. Go fishing and stand in a sheltered spot for a while.
      DNZ only announced their list this last week and rightly were rid of one horse cowboys and girls who have since disappeared from view anywhere.
      What a bloody good decision.
      Like getting rid of weeds in your potato patch. ( perhaps you will understand that analogy). (Ask your lady if that’s a good thing to do!)
      Still go vote for Whinny or the autocrat at ACT.

      Then you will have no right to complain if they get into power. Life will be heaven for you.

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  3. If MMP means smaller parties don’t have a hope on hell ( something promulgated by the dominant rulers) then let’s get rid of MMP.
    After 30 years if the majority of sheeple can’t grasp the system then go back to FPP.

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    • mmp would be more effective if the 5% threshold was ditched. imo it should be dropped to the vote required to win a single seat.
      the parties will never vote for this tho as 1. it takes away a few bonus list seats for them and 2. they certainly wont want 2 or 3 single seat parties to negotiate with in coalition talks.

      a lower threshold will give more ppl confidence to gamble their party vote and not risk wasting it if they dont hit 5% or win an electorate.

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      • I think a combination of your ideas (wiseowl & SB ) will get somewhere. I agree MMP is a farce the way it is, as it is effectively rigged in favour of the major parties.
        If we had SMP as the Japanese have and add in SB’s idea of reducing the 5% then we might get somewhere. After all MMP was meant to encourage smaller parties and all votes will count more effectively.
        The major change is the party vote only applies to the list MPs, after the electorate MPs are “put to one side” for the sorting out of the list MPs. This also has the effect, in my view, of returning more value to an electorate MP.

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  4. Act should actually drop most candidates in seats that the locals need national to win. In reality they only need a list of 25 or so. The same type thing applies to DNZ , they should have had Matt and 5 other prominent people trying to garner a nation wide vote. One only has to look how Peters does it .

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    • You could also say National should encourage their voters in electorates which they will certainly win, to Party Vote for another centre right party, who will support them in Parliament. If it is like 2017, where National won a significant majority of the electorate seats but their party vote was only a bit ahead of Labour , National ended up with only a few list MPs compared to Labour’s very long list of them.
      In other words, under this scenario National could afford to have a lower Party Vote total than Labour and still be much better off in Parliament.

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    • You need supporters to do all the stuff that needs doing.
      And you need people on the ground talking the talk and walking the walk.
      As matt is unfunded unlike Seymour and the rest and is working hard in his own seat, doesn’t have the privilege of the taxpayer paying his air fares al around the country etc., he has to concentrate on his own seat.
      If there was one change that should be made to MMP it is that the leader and the deputy should be elected MP’s not list scum like all but Seymour and Te Pati Cakes are. I would add that Cabinet Ministers should be elected people not list although sometimes they are better than elected people. In the end making a good place on the list is an easy ride into politics for some.

      Peters is living of the past. People like Matt don’t have that long tail and when you set up offering better idea’s you have to talk to people and you do that thorough supporters.
      Many of those on lists know they will not get to be an MP but still are great supporters no matter which party.
      they also help with ongoing issues and policy growth as life goes on.
      Funding is also an issue and in Matts case there is no “rich Uncle” or corporate funding just funding from many people including funding from the candidates. Its a tough gig that way, but much better.
      No influence on policy.
      Labour is union funded and has been since the day it was founded. National is funded, like Act by some seriously wealthy donors. Those donors all have a quid pro quo someday.
      Greens ,well they do anything underhand for money.

      some of the reasons for supporting your choice.

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  5. WB (Bill) Burr for King Country electorate.,
    He will be a loose cannon, but firing shots in the right direction. 🙂

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/300955065/king-country-farmer-in-home-invasion-case-where-teen-intruders-finger-cut-running-for-parliament

    Previously I did not rate the odds for Burr, & still, well not quite, yet, but :—
    I would like to thing that Burr should pick up quite a few ACT voters 🙂
    Though Burr was not DNZ, he has been getting active support from previous DNZ. people too.

    The National voters for Kuriger must be getting a bit tired of her, in getting arrogant.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/130993391/barbara-kuriger-rules-out-quitting-politics-after-most-testing-time-in-her-career

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/488376/national-re-selects-embattled-mp-barbara-kuriger-for-taranaki-king-country-electorate

    Bill Burr’s interview with Heather du Pleissis Allan on becoming a candidate.
    From a possible 6 years to just 5 months home detention for that home invasion attacker.
    https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/heather-du-plessis-allan-drive/audio/william-burr-king-country-farmer-running-for-parliament-as-an-independent-on-a-platform-of-fixing-law-and-order/
    circa 6 minutes.
    Remember Bill’s gun did not shoot any one! 🙂

    Have to make the lemonade out of this one. 🙂
    1 Decision down, & still to decide on the Party vote,
    So many officious Party whips on the loose 🙁
    Perhaps there will be a fat lady singing & drinking lemonade.
    “”On the Big Rock Candy Mountain” 🙂

    Big Rock Candy Mountain BURL IVES
    https://youtu.be/JWminVCg3TA
    2 mins 37 secs

    The “rock candy” was a crystal sugar, that you kept in you mouth as you swigged on a bottle of whisky.
    A custom of the hobo’s during the 1930’s depression years.
    Modernized as alco-pops

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    • Those were my thoughts exactly when I read the post Godfrey. The candidates quoted seemed to be outspoken anti-bullshit pro freedom people and that will never be sanctioned. by ACT (or any of the other major parties).

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  6. Just another lefty media hit job, regurgitating old social media posts to discredit possible opponent’s , goes to show how desperate the former liebor government is.
    I remember exactly who said what in the scamdemic and refuse to vote for the vaxx pushing assholes, even if that means voting for Winny, who also made unvaxxed attacks early in the piece.
    Take your country back Kiwis, put the boot in to the globalist plotters, if you dont you will only have yourselves to blame when it happens again.
    If you want global climate lockdowns, digital cashless currency and neo feudalism then bye all means vote for the current range of spitting image puppets, i say give em the finger but keep the prints.

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  7. Where are all the ACT supporters? Well, I just logged on and don’t really give a crap as to how many candidates have resigned ( or been made to resign). I’m voting for ACT for democratic reasons. Should ACT fail to deliver on the promise of protecting democratic rights of citzens from Maori and woke whiteys machinations, then I will ditch ACT and NZ.

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