New Zealand First leader Winston Peters today questioned the Green Party’s decision to support National MP David
Carter’s Private Member’s Bill to repeal the Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Act.
‘There is a certain irony about the Green Party’s support of repeal, stated Mr Peters.
‘The Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Act was the result of the Labour-New Zealand First Coalition Agreement, but its
genesis can be found in New Zealand First’s view that if any party would fly apart during the electoral term it would be
‘That is why the legislation was advanced, not out of any concern about my caucus but rather acute concern about the
‘It’s difficult to imagine that Green Party supporters will be thrilled that their party is supporting the National
‘More’s the point, by its actions the Green Party has demonstrated to voters that its word cannot be trusted. That is
‘When a party can’t keep its word or commitments to its government partners, freely given, voters are entitled to view
that party as untrustworthy,’ ended Mr Peters.END