TOP leader Gareth Morgan has sent an “upsetting” email to one of the party’s candidates, telling her to resign.
Morgan signed off with an insult, telling TOP tax spokesperson and 2017 election candidate Jenny Condie she was “a pain in the arse”.
His exact words were “Please just resign from the party – you’re a pain in the arse”.
Candidates are volunteers. I can’t see too many people volunteering to be candidates in 2020 if that is how they get treated.
I don’t think Gareth has really understood the difference between a political party (TOP) and a policy thinktank (Morgan Foundation). In the latter you have just paid staff and they do what you tell them to do. In a political party, you need volunteers. Even if you are the major funder, you need more than just money.