I wonder why?

March 17th, 2010 at 10:16 pm by David Farrar

The Electoral Commission has announced:

The is considering an application made under Part 4 of the Electoral Act 1993 to cancel the registration of the following political party and logo:

Party: The Bill and Ben Party

Goodness, I wonder what caused them to decide to deregister?

If there was no (5%) threshold for Parliament, they would have got one MP at the last election.

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21 Responses to “I wonder why?”

  1. Inky_the_Red (749 comments) says:

    maybe they are not planning to stand again. Concerned they took too many votes from the Tories last election

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  2. Michael (903 comments) says:

    Maybe they have merged with the Labour Party?

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  3. metcalph (1,426 comments) says:

    I understand they split over policies for keeping our families safe

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  4. RKBee (1,344 comments) says:

    What no party agents.. No party audits.

    They can now still run as a party unregistered.. its just hell of a lot cheaper.. they just get classed as Independent.

    They can be deregistered and still keep their cool logo.

    Who am I trying to kid.. Good Riddance.

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  5. Razork (375 comments) says:

    Riding

    Coat tails

    Whaleoil

    ???????

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  6. tristanb (1,133 comments) says:

    Yes, but they’re still great comedians.

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  7. Richard Hurst (825 comments) says:

    Hmmm..yes..well… at least one of them isn’t really a fit and proper person is he… and lets leave it at that.

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  8. Grizz (586 comments) says:

    Let’s cut the crap. Isn’t this [deleted by DPF] just Bullshit.
    [deleted by DPF]
    Afterall the Waihopai Vandals aquittal gives us all a free license for anarchy.

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  9. Rachael Rich (204 comments) says:

    Breaking News: DPF and Whaleoil become flatmates in Mt Eden!

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  10. Kieran_B (81 comments) says:

    I really enjoyed Pulp Sport, but it’s as good as dead now.

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  11. mattyroo (1,017 comments) says:

    Maybe Ben Linehan has done somethng that would bring the party into disrepute?

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  12. Inventory2 (10,264 comments) says:

    Some things are better left unsaid. I think the point has been made, and the dots joined.

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  13. Jeff83 (771 comments) says:

    I understand they split over policies for keeping our families safe

    I laughed (terrible I know), but I do think thin ice

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  14. Bed Rater (239 comments) says:

    One of them may be interested in [deleted by DPF]

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  15. big bruv (13,675 comments) says:

    Hang on a minute, has [deleted by DPF]

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  16. Angus (536 comments) says:

    “Goodness, I wonder what caused them to decide to deregister?”

    Perhaps they were disappointed that they only managed to trounce the Libertarianz by a factor of 11:1

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  17. metcalph (1,426 comments) says:

    Big Bruv,

    The [deleted by DPF]

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  18. Inventory2 (10,264 comments) says:

    @ metcalph – after yesterday’s verdict in Wellington, I daresay that [deleted by DPF] will be seeking a change of venue, and hoping for a similar jury :-)

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  19. GPT1 (2,116 comments) says:

    They just aren’t in to politics that much anymore?

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  20. Dirty Rat (504 comments) says:

    Maybe they didnt believe in Nationals view of censorshi[deleted by DPF]

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  21. JiveKitty (869 comments) says:

    Can somebody offer directions to where this issue is less obscured?

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