The Herald reports that the Tauranga electorate of NZ First passed a resolution calling on its MPs not to vote for the Electoral Finance Bill.
Party activist and executive member Ralph Maxwell said the executive comprised about 18 people. There was one abstention and one vote against the resolution. He said the bill was not supported within the party and that the caucus was supporting it because it would help their own survival.
Mr Maxwell may be wrong on one aspect. The caucus support for the Electoral Finance Bill may in fact harm their chances of surviving the next election.