Just what we need, another rich political retard trying to buy his way into parliament

Just what we need, another rich political retard trying to buy his way into parliament.

It certainly looks like Gareth Morgan is actually dumb enough to put his popularity to the test.

Gareth Morgan’s new political party has been officially registered by the Electoral Commission.

Morgan launched The Opportunities Party (Top) last year and after signing up more than 2000 financial members applied for registration in January.  

Top stood Geoff Simmons in the Mt Albert by-election last month, and he recorded 600 votes; 4.6 per cent of the total.

Simmons, an economist who worked for the Morgan Foundation and is now Top’s chief of staff, declared the party happy with that result, given its target was 5 per cent.

Actually, that is 4.6 percent of a 27.9 percent turnout or just 1.2% in real terms.

The party has been holding events around the country to select candidates for its list.

Top will need to get at least 5 per cent of the party vote in the general election on September 23 to enter Parliament without winning an electorate.

Not going to happen.

Though, I might apply to be the Minister in charge of Cat Killing.

Here’s one of my credentials I will use to show I’m qualified.


-NZ Herald

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