Date: 21 May 2008
Release Date: Immediate Release
Subject: icount – the solution to the political party sham
Life for New Zealanders won’t get better without immediate change to New Zealand party politics. In the run up to the
2008 election, New Zealand political party ‘icount’ offers a solution. ”New Zealanders are voting on election promises
that are not being kept, and they have no way of holding politicians and political parties to account. Also, voters are
unable to progress issues that require urgent government attention. A good example of this is the increase in petrol
prices hurting New Zealand families”, says Paul O’Connor, icount Party President.
O’Connor believes the failure of party politics is largely due to politicians. “This is repeatedly shown by poor
behaviour, and a belief that whatever one party supports, must be refuted by the others, even when the idea is for the
common good of all New Zealanders. How can New Zealand keep pace with first world countries when our MP’s are only
concerned with one-upmanship? They are privileged, well paid and the New Zealand public deserves better. No attention
has been given to real election issues and promises, such as tougher sentencing, increasing police numbers and tax cuts.
Instead the focus has been on point scoring and pushing through laws such as the electoral finance act, anti-smacking
and MP pay increases."
The icount party was developed with the vision of redressing the failings of the current political system. It is easy
for New Zealand voters to get involved in icount by going to www.icount.co.nz and then voting for icount list party
members in the 2008 election.
With icount New Zealanders are able to have a say in the direction of New Zealand by voting and commenting on issues.
Policy polls are used to direct icount MP day-to-day parliamentary decisions on behalf of the icount political party
The icount party is for voters that want to have a real say in the future of New Zealand.
To find out more about icount go to www.icount.co.nz or write to PO Box 137177, Auckland.