Stephen Whittington, the Wellington Central ACT party candidate, has gone all mouthy in the media and on Facebook. Slagging of john banks probably isn’t a good way to enhance your prospects in what is left of the ACT party.
Farrar of course is a friend to all and is suggesting that the very tiny group of economic and social liberals go form a party. There is already a small, highly marginalised party that fits the bill, it is called the Libertarianz. The economic and social liberal refugees from the ACT party can go double their numbers.
Cactus Kate, meanwhile, tears Whittington a new one and sends a message to whinging pull throughs:
Touted as a massive vote winner among young, liberal and hipster in Wellington, Whittington managed to poll just 360 Party Votes for ACT in Wellington Central and 317 votes for himself. Heather Roy pulled 1,628 for ACT and 922 for herself in 2008. Roy therefore outpolled Whittington on party votes 4.5 times. When ACT in 2008 scored 3.65% of the vote to 2011 when they got 1.07%. Whittington therefore proportionally underachieved on Roy and ACT’s 2008 effort.
It is pretty clear for ACT members and supporters.
If you don’t like where ACT is headed, stay around and be constructive and work with John Banks and support the Board in doing so.
Or just piss off.