Story: Elections and campaigns

Party volunteers at work, 2008

Party volunteers at work, 2008

Elections, although state funded, are run with the help of hundreds of political party members. Here, two ACT party activists put up a hoarding for candidate Heather Roy in the Wellington Central electorate in 2008, finding a place between and behind the Alliance and Labour hoardings. Roy was not elected as an electorate MP, but returned to Parliament as a list MP.

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Bryce Edwards, 'Elections and campaigns - Electoral finance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35160/party-volunteers-at-work-2008 (accessed 25 June 2019)

Story by Bryce Edwards, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2016