Story: Elections and campaigns

Party volunteers at work, 2008

Party volunteers at work, 2008

Elections, although state-funded, are fought with the help of hundreds of 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 she 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, (accessed 1 July 2022)

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