9 Sep 2020

Election 2020: Minor parties not happy with TV debate criteria

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 9 September 2020

Political parties outside of parliament feel hard-done-by for being excluded from TVNZ's election debates.

TVNZ yesterday announced it had changed the criteria for its leaders debate, paving the way for the Maori Party to be involved.

Now a group of other smaller parties have got together saying the debate criteria are still unfair, and stop voters from hearing from a wide range of candidates.

Those parties are the: Social Credit; Opportunities; New Conservatives; Outdoors; and Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Parties.

Geoff Simmons from TOP and Chris Leitch from Social Credit speak to Corin Dann.