NZ Independent Coalition
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NZ Independent Coalition

NZ Independent Coalition
LeaderBrendan Horan
ChairpersonMichael O'Neil
FoundedJanuary 2014
Dissolved20 May 2016 (2016-05-20)
Website
www.nzindependent.org.nz[dead link]

The NZ Independent Coalition is a former political party in New Zealand. The party was founded in January 2014 by Brendan Horan[1] Horan was expelled from New Zealand First in December 2012 following accusations of taking money from his dying mother's bank account and spending it on gambling.[2] Horan acted an independent Member of Parliament after expulsion, and proposed starting a party in January 2013.[3] In February 2014, the party registered a logo with the Electoral Commission.[4] On 18 June 2014, it applied for registration.[5] The party was registered on 24 July.[6]

The party launched its campaign on 29 July 2014 with a slogan of "safe children, safe whanau, safe society", and promising higher pensions and the removal of tertiary education fees.[7] On 19 August, it announced its party list.[8] The party emphasised electorate representation, and MPs were required to poll their electorates on major issues and vote accordingly.[1][9]

In the New Zealand General Election, held in September 2014, the party did not win any electorate seats, or enough percentage of the party vote to stay in Parliament.[10] It attracted 872 voters, or 0.04% of total New Zealand voter share. The party was deregistered by the Electoral Commission on 20 May 2016.[11]

Electoral results

Election Candidates nominated Seats won Votes Vote share % Position NZ Independent Coalition
in government?
Electorate List
2014 4 10
872 0.04% 14th / 15 Unelected

References

  1. ^ a b "Horan lifts lid on new party plan". New Zealand Herald. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Peters holds off backing Horan". Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Brendan Horan may start political party". Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Registration of New Zealand Independent Coalition logo". Electoral Commission New Zealand. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "NZ Independent Coalition Party Membership List Submitted". Scoop. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Registration of NZ Independent Coalition and Logo". Electoral Commission New Zealand. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Brendan Horan launches new party". Radio New Zealand. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "NZ Independent Coalition announces strong list". New Zealand Independent Coalition. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "NZIC: Party Philosophy". NZIC. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "Election Results -- Overall Status". Electoral Commission New Zealand. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "Amendments to the Register of Political Parties". Electoral Commission New Zealand. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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