New Zealand People's Party
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New Zealand People's Party

New Zealand People's Party
LeaderRoshan Nauhria
PresidentSteven Chin
General SecretaryAnil Sharma
Founded2015
Dissolved2019
IdeologyMinority rights
Cultural rights
House of Representatives
Website
nzpeoplesparty.org.nz

The New Zealand People's Party was a political party in New Zealand established in 2015.[1] The party has a particular focus on the rights of immigrants.[2][3] Roshan Nauhria was the party's leader.

The party was deregistered by the Electoral Commission on 30 April 2019.[4]

History

Party president Roshan Nauhria stood as a candidate in the 2016 Mount Roskill by-election[5] triggered by Phil Goff's resignation following him being elected Mayor of Auckland, winning 709 votes or 4.2%, coming third.[6] The People's Party also contested the 2017 Mount Albert by-election, with Vin Tomar, an early childhood teacher and real estate agent, as their candidate.[7] Tomar received 191 votes, or 1.5% of the votes cast, coming fourth.

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has called the party a 'National Party front'.[8]

On 20 May 2017 the party applied for registration with the Electoral Commission[9], and was registered by the Electoral Commission on 20 June 2017[10] The People's Party ran six list candidates.[11] During the 2017 general election, the New Zealand People's Party gained only 0.1% of the party vote (1,890 votes) and won no seats in the New Zealand House of Representatives.[12]

Electoral results

Election Candidates nominated Seats won Votes Vote share % Government
Electorate List
2017 0 6
1,890 0.1% Not in Parliament

References

  1. ^ "Constitution of the New Zealand People's party Incorporated". 27 October 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ Lynch, Jenna (30 August 2016). "NZ's first political party dedicated to immigrants". Newshub. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Political party for immigrants to focus on crime". Radio New Zealand. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "People's Party no longer registered". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Nicholas Jones (1 December 2016). "Roshan Nauhria chasing shock win in Roskill". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Mt Roskill - Preliminary Count". NZ Electoral Commission. 3 December 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "New Zealand People Party to spice up Mt Albert by-election, announces candidate". Indian Weekender. 26 December 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "New Zealand People's Party is a 'National Party front' - Winston Peters". Newshub. 3 September 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Application to register political party and logo". NZ Electoral Commission. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "Register of Political Parties". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Party and candidate lists for 2017 Election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "2017 General Election - Official Result". New Zealand Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2017.

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