ACT is trying to grab a few headlines by pretending to dither about Northland:
Northland by-election: ACT considers backing National
ACT is considering telling its supporters in Northland to vote National, even though the party has its own candidate in the field.
No doubt the decision will be made in due course, because:
David Seymour says he’ll do what he can to maintain a stable government. “Last weekend I was telling people they should vote for the ACT candidate,” he told reporters yesterday. “However, we are monitoring the situation very closely and it’s important people think about the strategic realities – that means retaining the seat for National.”
So that’s another half dozen votes for National’s Osborne in the bag right there.
No need for Mr Gower to get all hot and bothered over this “dirty deal”, it’s just National’s Epsom branch backing the National candidate.