Not A Party
Not A Party (NAP) was an unregistered political party in New Zealand. The party advocates a peaceful transition to a society based on voluntary cooperation. The party's website states that they have no policies.
The party fielded a candidate, Richard Goode, in the Mount Roskill by-election, 2016. In a press release, Goode said he wanted to keep the seat vacant urged voters to "make Mt Roskill a politician-free zone". Goode won 40 votes or 0.24% of the total votes cast. The party also supported Adam John Holland in the 2016 Auckland mayoralty election. Holland stated that if elected, "I won't do a single thing as mayor just as I haven't done a single thing for the past seven years of my retirement. Decisions shall be left up to the people, not an elected official in a farcical 'democratic' ceremony." He won 1,772 votes.
NAP's candidate in the Mount Albert by-election, 2017 sought to encourage a boycott of the by-election and upcoming general election, and promised to "gut the electorate office and turn it into a soup kitchen" if elected. The party fielded three candidates in the 2017 general election, in Mana, Rongotai, and Wellington Central. It ran on a platform of encouraging low voter turnout, and was "deeply in mourning" when it reached 78.8%. NAP later fielded a candidate in the 2018 Northcote by-election, who like other NAP candidates promised to "do absolutely nothing in parliament". He was the lowest-polling candidate with 5 votes.
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- "Why vote for me? Mt Albert candidates in their own words". New Zealand Herald. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
- Damian George (21 September 2017). "Election 2017: 'Minor party' and independent electoral candidate profiles". Stuff. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
- Tess Nichol (25 September 2017). "Anti-voting party 'deeply in mourning' over high voter turn out". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
- Moger, Laine (16 May 2018). "Dope advocate, anarchist and anti-vaxxer among Northcote by-election candidates". Stuff. Retrieved 3 August 2020. Unknown parameter
- Anna Whyte (6 June 2018). "Northcote by-election: Legalising euthanasia, putting abortion into the Health Act and why they're the best person to be NZ's newest MP". 1News. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
- "Northcote by-election - the results". NewsHub. 10 June 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
- Ripu Bhatia (29 September 2020). "Election 2020: Epsom candidates for local MP". Stuff. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
- Rob Mitchell (26 September 2020). "Election battle at the fringes: Conspiracy theorists, a student and that guy who doesn't want your vote". Stuff. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
- "Let's keep moving beyond democracy". Not A Party. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
- "Summary of Overall Results". New Zealand Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
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