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The New Zealand People's Party was a political party in New Zealand established in 2015.[1] The party has a particular focus on the rights of immigrants.[2][3] Roshan Nauhria was the party's leader.

New Zealand People's Party
LeaderRoshan Nauhria
PresidentSteven Chin
General SecretaryAnil Sharma
Founded2015
Dissolved2019
IdeologyMinority rights
Cultural rights
House of Representatives
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Website
nzpeoplesparty.org.nz

The party was deregistered by the Electoral Commission on 30 April 2019.[4]

HistoryEdit

Party president Roshan Nauhria stood as a candidate in the 2016 Mount Roskill by-election[5] triggered by Phil Goff's resignation following him being elected Mayor of Auckland, winning 709 votes or 4.2%, coming third.[6] The People's Party also contested the 2017 Mount Albert by-election, with Vin Tomar, an early childhood teacher and real estate agent, as their candidate.[7] Tomar received 191 votes, or 1.5% of the votes cast, coming fourth.

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has called the party a 'National Party front'.[8]

On 20 May 2017 the party applied for registration with the Electoral Commission[9], and was registered by the Electoral Commission on 20 June 2017[10] The People's Party ran six list candidates.[11] During the 2017 general election, the New Zealand People's Party gained only 0.1% of the party vote (1,890 votes) and won no seats in the New Zealand House of Representatives.[12]

Electoral resultsEdit

Election Candidates nominated Seats won Votes Vote share % Government
Electorate List
2017 0 6
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1,890 0.1% Not in Parliament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Constitution of the New Zealand People's party Incorporated". 27 October 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  2. ^ Lynch, Jenna (30 August 2016). "NZ's first political party dedicated to immigrants". Newshub. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Political party for immigrants to focus on crime". Radio New Zealand. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  4. ^ "People's Party no longer registered". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  5. ^ Nicholas Jones (1 December 2016). "Roshan Nauhria chasing shock win in Roskill". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Mt Roskill – Preliminary Count". NZ Electoral Commission. 3 December 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  7. ^ "New Zealand People Party to spice up Mt Albert by-election, announces candidate". Indian Weekender. 26 December 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  8. ^ "New Zealand People's Party is a 'National Party front' – Winston Peters". Newshub. 3 September 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Application to register political party and logo". NZ Electoral Commission. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Register of Political Parties". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Party and candidate lists for 2017 Election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  12. ^ "2017 General Election – Official Result". New Zealand Electoral Commission. Retrieved 7 October 2017.