Press Release – Mana Party
“Game on” said MANA Leader and Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira, on being told that iPredict, one of the country’s most accurate forecaster of election results, predictied that MANA would have 3 new MPs after the election.MANA on the rise (part 2)
MANA leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau
Wed 16 November 2011
“Game on” said MANA Leader and Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira, on being told that iPredict, one of the country’s most accurate forecaster of election results, predictied that MANA would have 3 new MPs after the election.
That would see Hone Harawira, Annette Sykes, John Minto and Sue Bradford all become parliamentarians next week.
Harawira said that that was the second positive result from iPredict, and follows a NZ Herald street survey that made the same prediction last week.
“Low income workers and beneficiaries are in the firing line. National has just launched their next stage of anti-beneficiary plans, and after the election it’s going to get even harder for those who are struggling”
“The poor need a voice. The poor need a team who will fight for them” said Harawira “and if you were poor which team would you want – Goff, Beaumont, Burns and Huo – or Harawira, Sykes, Minto and Bradford?”
Harawira said Labour was not doing the job and people were asking themselves who they could count on to stop National selling the country’s assets, reducing workers to slaves and blaming solo mums and teenagers for the financial problems of the government.
“Labour doesn’t have firepower or the credibility or the guts for this fight” said Harawira. “MANA does, on all counts, and the polls are showing that people want to vote for people they can trust to handle the tough battle ahead”
Harawira said the trend of MANA rising going into the polls as the election draws nearer was a positive sign.
“Poor people don’t normally vote, but they can see what’s coming and they want a team they can trust. That’s MANA, so we need to work harder to get them out to vote.”