Another Labour hit job on housing, undisclosed by Media party

As predicted the Panama Papers turned out to be a fizzer so Labour has pulled out their housing hit jobs and started feeding them to the Media party.

The latest hit hob is against National MP Stuart Smith in Kaikoura and is being run by  a failed Labour candidate but the Media party haven’t disclosed her links to Labour.

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith has been labelled “out of touch” by a Blenheim advocate for the homeless.

John’s Kitchen co-ordinator Janette Walker criticised the politician after Smith downplayed the need for emergency housing in Marlborough following a government funding announcement.

“Stuart Smith doesn’t think there is a problem in Marlborough,” Walker said.

“Completely out of touch and ignorant of the real issue of homelessness in Blenheim.”

Janette Walker was of course the Labour candidate at the last election, and is still promoting her Labour links on Facebook, including this hit job.

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It is pretty shabby of the Media party to not disclose the Labour party links, considering Labour have been seeking stories like this to feed to the media via their social media and email campaigns.

Fairfax and the NZME. are going to merge and implement a paywall, that will be good then Labour hit jobs will be largely hidden from view.

The Marlborough Express should have been more forthcoming with Janette Walker’s party affiliations. Instead of calling her an advocate she should have been called a Labour party candidate.

How many more MPs’ will be the target of housing stories this week?


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