From David Farrar’s KiwiBlog
Audrey Young reports from the Maori Party conference, and mentions that some analysis had been done on how often the Maori Party votes with and against the other parties. The findings were:
Greens – 108 with, 55 against
Labour 89 with, 80 against
National 55 with, 112 against
I have always advocated that the Maori Party leans more to the left, and that analysis tends to support that. That is not to say Natiional and the Maori Party can’t work together – of course they can. But I recall certain bloggers from the left decrying the Maori Party as right wing conservatives etc etc.