The Family Party conference

The Family Party pre-election conference went really well today. A number of media organisations attended, and we had an excellent slot on Maori TV news tonight with several people interviewed and great shots of our billboards.

It was great for me to come up to Auckland, be shown around the Mangere electorate and see first-hand all the great work everyone has been doing. Jerry and his team have been putting a lot of work into this campaign and we really have a great chance of taking this electorate.

A vote for The Family Party will certainly not be wasted.

7 Responses to “The Family Party conference”

  1. kiwipolemicist Says:

    Hi Samuel

    I’m glad to hear that the conference went well. How many turned up? Did you collect 12 baskets of leftovers or were you cleaned out?

    I have a new blog that might interest you. If it does please tell your friends 🙂


  2. Mr Dennis Says:

    The hall was nearly full, not sure of the actual numbers though. I have no idea how much food was left, but you did miss a good feed!

    Why the new blog?

  3. kiwipolemicist Says:

    New blog: KP is aimed at a main stream audience, and I wanted to share some insights that would of no interest to that audience.

  4. Paul Says:

    Remind me Sam, don’t you need 5% of the Party Vote or one electoral seat to gain any foothold? Your own polling (below) shows The Family Party is at a miserable 0.4% which is way off what is needed to make a vote for F.P anything than a protest vote, indeed worthless. This pitiful is unlikely to change significantly with only 9 candidates currently running under your banner – which I must add is two less than Aoteoroa Legalise Cannabis Party! My money is on The Dope Party beating you guys come the night of November 08th.

  5. Mr Dennis Says:

    We should take Mangere and have a good chance of taking East Coast Bays and Manukau East as well. People are fed up with Labour and looking for a change. The latest poll places TFP at 0.8%, which should grow from here on in.

  6. Sam Says:

    You shouldn’t be targetting more than one seat – you divert resources and lose your value proposition (ie people in Mangere might think you will get in by winning ECB and vice versa).

    This is the trap the Alliance fell into in 2002 and didn’t realise until it was too late. Don’t make their mistake – do a Rodney Hide and just go in the one this time around.

  7. Mr Dennis Says:

    That is a good point. Our primary focus has been in Mangere, and the team has visited every house in the electorate four times this year, with another visit planned in the fortnight before the election.

    East Coast Bays is a bonus as we are standing Paul Adams there, this is his third time standing and last time round he doubled his vote from previously. He is known well there and has a good chance of taking it, so it would be foolish not to push for this electorate too. But that is a secondary focus to Mangere.

    With the EFA, we are limited in how much we can spend in any one electorate so the diversion of resources isn’t as much of an issue financially.

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