Tauranga labour candidate Rachael Jones high placing on Labour’s list is being cheered by independent Tauranga candidate Rusty Kane.
Rusty Kane is running as an independent in this year’s general election.
At 25 on Labour’s party list Rachael is assured of a seat in Parliament if Labour claims 32 per cent of the vote, says Rusty.
It makes voting for Rachael as a Tauranga candidate a wasted vote, says Rusty.
It means Labour voters can vote for him as the candidate as a means of toppling incumbent Simon Bridges.
“The left has to be strategic if they want to get rid of Simon now,” says Rusty.
He’s standing as the independent Tauranga candidate and wants the left wing candidacy vote.
The Greens and New Zealand First are primarily list parties, says Rusty.
Brendan Horan, who is also standing for Tauranga, is no longer independent, he’s now a member of the NZ Independent Coalition – a political party relying on the party vote, says Rusty.
It means he’s the only independent Tauranga candidate.
Rusty’s also found four policies that Labour, The Greens and NZ First will agree on; Limiting New Zealand property ownership by foreigners.
More sustainable farming, more added value exports, and raising the minimum wage.