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National candidate says Wairarapa should unite behind Key

Sep 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

LEADING THE POLLS: Alastair Scott campaigning for the National Party Wairarapa seat.

NATIONAL Party candidate, Alistair Scott, is hopeful of winning over a large chunk of indecisive Wairarapa voters.

A poll shows 29% of participants remain unsure of which electorate candidate to back at this stage.

More than 400 people in the Wairarapa region were surveyed in a poll conducted by Whitireia Journalism students on Monday evening, with a 4.8% margin of error.

He says he is surprised by the number unsure, and he is also intrigued at how low the party vote support for the Greens (9%) was in the phone poll.

Mr Scott (right), whose business interests in the Wairarapa region include Matahiwi Estate winery, urges those who are uncertain to vote.

“Get out and vote. It doesn’t matter who you are, it’s everyone’s responsibility to register their vote.”

He highlights the risk of electing a Labour-Green-Mana coalition: “One party wants to spend an additional $10 million, the other $18 million.”

“Do you want a mixed up coalition of parties, or a strong and united party behind leader John Key?

“We know what we want to achieve over the next few years by getting the job done as a team.”

Mr Scott has urged John Key supporters to make their votes count in order to keep him in the seat.

However, he recognises he has a job to do swinging undecided voters.

“I’m the favourite at least.  I’ve still got to convince the other 29% [undecided] to vote for me.”

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