Money Free Party
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Money Free Party

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.[1][non-primary source needed] The party advocates for a resource-based economy,[2] 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.[3]

The movement has fielded candidates in several elections across at least two countries, but has not won any positions.

Political activities in New Zealand

Money Free Party NZ is led by Richard Osmaston, who founded the party.[4] Osmaston had stood for the mayor of Nelson in 2013[5] before founding the party in 2014.


The party was unable to get enough verified members (500) to register for the 2014 general election.[6] It stood five electorate candidates,[7] but none were successful. Party members stood for multiple mayoralties in the 2016 local elections, such as Richard Osmaston in Nelson[8] and in Tasman,[9] Gordon Marshall in Porirua, and Ted Howard in Kaikoura.[10]

As of January 2017, the party's website states that they "expect to have a major presence" in the 2017 general election.[11] 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.[]

In the 2017 general election MFPNZ stood four candidates.[]

Osmaton stood for mayor of Grey District in 2019, receiving 302 votes compared to the winner's 2,709.[9]

Political activities in the United Kingdom

Money Free Party-UK (MFP-UK) is a political party in the UK. It is led by Jodian Rodgers,[12] 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.[13] In March 2017 the UK Electoral Commission approved the re-registration of the Money Free Party.[14]

In a 2017 interview, Rodgers advocated putting all resources into common ownership, automating as much labour as possible, and having no leaders.[2]


Nick Tapping ran in the 2015 Poole Borough Council election, coming last in the Canford Heath West ward. The Money Free Party was also a registered party for the 2015 general elections.[15]

Jodiah Rodgers contested the Bristol West seat in the 2017 elections.[16] Rodgers came last of five candidates with 101 votes, losing his deposit with just 0.1% of the vote.[17]

See also


  1. ^ "Global reach". Archived from the original on 1 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b BBC Money Free Party Candidate Interview with Jodian Rodgers, retrieved 2019
  3. ^ Tracy Neal (7 March 2014). "Money-free activist eyes national party". Nelson Mail. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Acwela. "Richard Osmaston". Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Moore, Bill; Neal, Tracy (16 September 2013). "Local elections: Meet the candidates". Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Tracy Neal (6 August 2014). "Money Free Party looks likely to fall short". Nelson Mail. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "2014 Electorate Candidates". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Nelson City Council 2016 Triennial Elections Preliminary Result". Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Results - Grey District Council". Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "Kaikoura District Council 2016 Triennial Elections Declaration of Result" (PDF). Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "About us". Money Free Party. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "Registration summary - Money Free Party". The Electoral Commission. 27 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Registration summary". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Electoral Commission | Approved Applications" (PDF). Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the". The Independent. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ Ashcroft, Esme (18 May 2017). "Jodian Rodgers - Money Free Party candidate for Bristol West in general election". bristolpost. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "Bristol West parliamentary constituency - Election 2017". Retrieved 2019.

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