Audrey Young reports from the Maori Party conference, and mentions that some analysis had been done on how often the Maori Party votes with and against the other parties. The findings were:
- Greens – 108 with, 55 against
- Labour 89 with, 80 against
- National 55 with, 112 against
I have always advocated that the Maori Party leans more to the left, and that analysis tends to support that. That is not to say Natiional and the Maori Party can’t work together – of course they can. But I recall certain bloggers from the left decrying the Maori Party as right wing conservatives etc etc.
What would be really fascinating is for someone to do the same analysis to all eight parties in Parliament. How often do United Future vote with Labour? How often do ACT vote with National? How often do Greens vote with National?