Is it just me, or is it getting pretty crowded on the right wing of NZ politics? National, ACT, Peter Dunne, the Maori Party, and now this:
Colin Craig announces new Conservative Party
Businessman and failed Auckland mayoral candidate Colin Craig has announced he is starting a new party to contest the November general election, amid rumours he will stand against Act candidate John Banks in Epsom.
In a conference this morning, Mr Craig announced the ‘Conservative Party’ would stand candidates in every electorate possible.
Mr Craig was still considering a head-to-head battle with fellow Super City mayoral candidate John Banks, who is standing in Epsom for Act.
I really don’t know what Craig expects to accomplish, other than to siphon off and waste a tiny percentage of right wing vote. But on that basis I wish him and the Conservatives all the best of course!