Yesterday we covered the Conservative party’s drama with respect to picking a leader. I suggested that the party may not at all have given up on Colin Craig yet. As reported in the NZ Herald, Colin claims he sent out a postal ballot to all Conservative party members, and the response was about 75% in favour. My point was that Colin Craig is clearly still an option for the party to consider.
Whaleoil reader ‘dab’ thinks I draw a long bow
…the original article in which Mr Craig disclosed that 75% of 2,000 responses were supportive of him, was dated July 2015 – so is hopelessly out of date. I struggle to believe such levels of support remain, even among the perpetually faithful.
That’s a fair point. And in the absence of another postal ballot of the membership, or a resolution by the party board, it is getting stale. But it’s the best quality information that the Conservative party is operating under.
In fact, if it wasn’t for the fact that the 2000 ballots have turned up somewhere else, I would have agreed with ‘dab’. Just a few days ago, the Judicial Decisions Online web site published a decision in the High Court between Craig v Stringer.