The Libertarianz have given up trying to be a political party…and taking teh advice I ahve long given them…get invovled and change other more established parties.
Some won’t of course because they will be the purists…far rather staying outside and being ineffective and ignored than wishing to pollute their purist ideals.
Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath today confirmed that the Electoral Commission had last week deregistered the party at its own request.
“Senior party members had been discussing for several months how we might get more bang for our buck, and it was decided to continue as a ginger group and/or think tank rather than as a registered political party.”
“As Peter Dunne found out last year, keeping the minimum required number of party members is quite a job in itself, and takes manpower and resources away from pursuing policy goals,” he added.
“The Libertarianz Party is realistic, and accepts the enormous difficulty faced by a party operating on limited finances and without a high profile figurehead to win an electorate seat or 5% of the party vote. The bar is set almost impossibly high for fringe parties such as ours, so we have to look at other ways to influence the political process.”