The Herald has reported:
Former Act leader Don Brash made an approach to Act president John Thompson recently to ask whether National’s Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson could join the party, Act leader David Seymour has revealed.
Mr Seymour said the board had unanimously rejected any such notion.
Mr Seymour also said he believed the approach by Dr Brash would have been authorized by Mr Williamson.
Neither Dr Brash nor Mr Williamson could be contacted.
It looks like even the Act Party has principles.
And some tweets.
.@actparty obviously made the decision to leak the Williamson stuff & fair enough, but why hit Don on the way through? Pathetic and vile.
— Jordan Williams (@JordNZ) May 25, 2015
— Jared Savage (@jaredsavageNZH) May 25, 2015
BREAKING:rejected by Act & seeking new challenge, Maurice Williamson begins late campaign 4 Green Party coleadership https://t.co/c2oY7If1hO
— Robin Campbell (@robellcampbin) May 25, 2015