29 Oct 2013

Dunne sets out terms to support Labour

7:26 pm on 29 October 2013

United Future leader Peter Dunne has set out what he would require from the Labour Party in exchange for his support after the general election in 2014.

Peter Dunne.

Peter Dunne. Photo: RNZ

Mr Dunne is a support partner in the current National-led Government, but has also had the same arrangement with Labour in the past.

In his speech to the Mangere Rotary Club on Tuesday, Mr Dunne was clearly positioning himself politically ahead of the election.

He said his party is a possible partner if a Labour-Greens Government is short of a majority.

However, Mr Dunne said he would need Labour to abandon its plans for a capital gains tax, higher taxes for higher income earners, abolition of the Families Commission and opposition to the establishment of the Game Animal Council.

He warned that the Conservative Party would be a difficult support partner for National - labelling them extremely right wing, religiously based moralists who would be far out of step with National.