Top aims to stop NZ First

Gareth Morgan
Gareth Morgan
The Opportunities Party (Top) has launched a last-ditch appeal for votes to try to get one of its candidates elected to Parliament.

Leader Gareth Morgan said the campaign was designed to stop New Zealand First and its leader, Winston Peters, from being ''monarch-makers'' in next week's election.

Dunedin North has been named as one of the seats Top has earmarked for the electorate vote, not that Mr Morgan expected Labour or National to agree.

Top identified 13 electorates where both the Labour and National candidates were high enough on the list to get elected from the party vote.

They were: Auckland Central, Mt Albert, Manukau East, North Shore, Rodney, Mt Roskill, East Coast, Hutt South, Ohariu, Wellington Central, Rongotai, Christchurch Central and Dunedin North.

''National and Labour voters who care about the future of the country and can think about the advantages of having three local MPs in their area must vote to stop NZ First holding their parties to ransom.

''They can maximise the power of their votes and give Top their electorate tick,'' he said.

The ''Stop Peters'' campaign would be reinforced through newspaper, social media and billboard messages and Top candidates in the 13 electorates would be asking their National and Labour opponents if they really wanted a deal with NZ First.

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