The National party pulled in millions, $3.98 million to be precise, in donations.
The second biggest party in parliament raised just $251,000. Their loot bag was dwarfed by the Internet party ($3.5 million) , The Greens ($969,000) and the Conservative party ($2.97 million).
That is a shameful display from the top brass at Labour.
David Cunliffe was supposed to be The One. Yet his team raised a pathetic amount of cash, and Moira Coatsworth was hopeless as president, thinking fundraising was beneath her. Tim Barnett wasn’t much better and all the leaks out of Fraser House have been proved true with an appalling lack of cash in the coffers from Labour.
Now we know why they keep on pushing for state funding of political parties.
We also know who owns the Labour party. Read more »