National Party Leader Simon Bridges has ruled out working with New Zealand First to form a Government after the 2020 election.
“A vote for NZ First is a vote for Labour and the Greens,” Mr Bridges said.
He issued the following Statement:
National wants New Zealanders to have a clear choice and certainty about what they are getting when they go to the ballot box. A vote for National will mean more money in your pocket, more transport infrastructure and safety for your family. We will get things done. Our decisions will be about what’s best for New Zealanders, not what’s best for NZ First.
Failure to deliver
This Labour/Green/NZ First Government has failed to deliver for New Zealanders.
The cost of living has gone up, taxes have been piled on, there’s been no new infrastructure, and crime has risen making your family less safe. New Zealanders have been let down and we cannot afford another three years of this incompetence.
I don’t believe that we can work with NZ First and have a constructive trusting relationship. When National was negotiating in good faith with NZ First after the last election, its leader was suing key National MPs and staff.
I don’t trust NZ First and I don’t believe New Zealanders can either.
Relationship with ACT
National had a constructive working relationship with ACT while in Government.
We developed the partnership schools model and worked together to reduce red tape.
We would again be open to working with ACT.
New Zealanders have a clear choice heading into this year’s election.
The Government that I lead will result in families who are better off, can get to work and school on time and are safer in their communities.
A Labour/Greens/NZ First Government will mean more incompetence and wasteful spending, and you’ll pay for it with more taxes, costs, and burdens on you and your family.
National Party Leader Simon Bridges (INL File Photo)