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The Money Free Party is a political movement that has claimed to have parties in 16 countries: United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States, Sri Lanka, Portugal, South Africa, India, Italy, Ghana, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands, Belgium and Romania.[non-primary source needed] The party advocates for a resource-based economy, a world of free access where all work is voluntary. The party has also established resource-based economy groups in other countries around the world. It is based upon the ideals of Jacque Fresco, as advocated by the US-based The Venus Project.
The movement has fielded candidates in several elections across at least two countries, but has not won any positions.
The party was unable to get enough verified members (500) to register for the 2014 general election. It stood five electorate candidates, but none were successful. Party members stood for multiple mayoralties in the 2016 local elections, such as Richard Osmaston in Nelson and in Tasman, Gordon Marshall in Porirua, and Ted Howard in Kaikoura.
As of January 20172017 general election. Osmaston stood for the Moutere / Waimea seat in Tasman District Council in the same year and gained sufficient votes to have his deposit returned. The party claimed this qualification verifies the credibility of the Money Free concept., the party's website states that they "expect to have a major presence" in the
In the 2017 general election MFPNZ stood four candidates.
Money Free Party-UK (MFP-UK) is a political party in the UK. It is led by Jodian Rodgers, and was previously led by Nick Tapping.
It was a registered party in Great Britain from September 2013 to November 2016 when it was statutorily deregistered. In March 2017 the UK Electoral Commission approved the re-registration of the Money Free Party.
In a 2017 interview, Rodgers advocated putting all resources into common ownership, automating as much labour as possible, and having no leaders.