Touring the Country
20 November, 2019
Sue and I have had a fantastic time touring part of the North Island over the last week and getting to see the amazing countryside that makes up New Zealand.
Local conveners have done all the hard work installing signs, delivering leaflets and generally promoting the party really well. A genuine and huge thanks to them for the gift of time and effort. A pic of the standing-room-only Napier meeting below.
One lady in Inglewood said she attended all the political meetings in the area and ours was the best attended with the most young people, confirming our message is relevant, attractive and refreshing.
So many stories of commitment and support that are humbling. Some of our team drove from the far North to Wellington to support the farmers protest in Wellington. This is an important section of our community who feel let down and targeted by the government, especially through the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act. Farmers work hard, pay tax, support their communities and raise families. To call them red-necks is both abusive and demeaning and well below the standard expected of government ministers.
Increased activity has increased support and it has been pointed out to us that just 2000 votes per electorate would get us over 5%.
For a lot of the meetings we have held this would mean each attendee would only need to get 20 voters on board. This is a really achievable goal, not easy, but definitely achievable!
Part of our 20 for 20 in 2020 plan is each supporter encouraging at least 20 acquaintances to visit our website and check out our policies. Please continue to do this. Your efforts are achieving fantastic results. Kevin is constantly adding new members and supporters to our database.
Elliot is now full time and enjoying the opportunities to engage in person and online promoting New Conservative. He has attended many of the public meetings and will be in Rotorua and Tauranga over the next few days.
This is a fantastic effort by a growing number of supporters and we wanted to take time out to express our appreciation as we look forward to the build up to the 2020 election.
Leighton Baker, Leader