Incite Politics

On the street where you live

There is a move within the National Party to contest next year?s local body elections under National?s own banner. Proponents of this idea point to the Labour Party?s long-standing practice of fielding candidates in local government elections and demand to know why National adamantly refuses to do the same. The answer lies in the fraught history of class-based politics in New Zealand?s cities. Ever since its formation in 1936, the National Party has fought hard to prevent the Right from bringing the class war back home to the streets where its members live . . .