Prime Minister John Key says the Conservative Party is a
possible coalition partner for National.
Mr Key told TV3's Firstline programme today that he
could work with Conservative leader Colin Craig.
"He's a possible partner, yeah. He polled 2.5 per cent in the
last election so often the smaller parties don't do so well
in the polls but come election day they do a bit better when
people are actually forced to say who they're going to vote
"He's certainly out there actively targeting Winston Peters'
base - talking to Grey Power, talking to the people that
traditionally Winston Peters would have gone and spoken to."
The Prime Minister said some of Mr Craig's views, which
include opposition to gay marriage, were "definitely" not
aligned with those of the National Party.
"He has some moral views which would probably be different to
our take on things, but you've got to remember those moral
issues are a conscience vote so even if he got into
Parliament it doesn't mean that agenda's going to be
progressed because it would take the majority will of the