In 2005 National tried to steal the general election.
It did so by hiding its links with a shadowy sect, the Exclusive Brethren, with whom it collaborated to run a million dollar campaign against the governing parties. It tried to lie about this collaboration, and was found out just in time.
The Electoral Finance Bill will ensure that this can never happen again, by restoring the status quo ante in real terms: it will prevent the hijacking of our elections for partisan ends.
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