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The New Economics Party was a political party in New Zealand. It stood a single candidate in the 2011 general election.

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Creation and policies

According to the party's website, the New Economics Party was founded in September 2011 and was led by Deirdre Kent, Laurence Boomert, and Phil Stevens. [1] [ better source needed ]

The party advocated for substantial economic reform, including a universal basic income, re-regulation of the banking system, monetary reform including a system of multiple currencies, and to "remove the imperative for growth". It also sought a system whereby the Treasury would issue tax vouchers and trade them to buy land, using revenue on that land to pay dividends to the public. [2] [3]

Electoral record

The party ran a single candidate in the 2011 election: Laurence Boomert in Wellington Central. [4] [5] Boomert had previously stood for the Progressive Greens in 1996 [6] and for the Greens in 1999. [7] Boomert received 44 votes (0.11%), coming 11th of 12 candidates. [8]

It did not stand any candidates at the 2014 election, with Boomert standing instead for the Money Free Party in the West Coast-Tasman electorate. [9] [10]

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References

  1. "About us". New Economics Party. Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  2. "Manifesto of the New Economics Party". neweconomics.net.nz. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  3. "Sustainable Economics – how to create a thriving post fossil fuel economy". neweconomics.net.nz. Retrieved 2020-08-03.
  4. "Information for Voters in Wellington Central". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 2011-11-03. Archived from the original on 2008-10-16. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  5. "Wellington Central". Radio New Zealand. Archived from the original on 2011-12-27. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
  6. "1996 Election Results: Party Lists of Unsuccessful Registered Parties" (PDF). New Zealand Electoral Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-02-08. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
  7. "1999 Election Results: Party List of Successful Registered Parties". New Zealand Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
  8. "Official Count Results -- Wellington Central". www.electionresults.govt.nz. Retrieved 2020-08-03.
  9. "2014 Electorate Candidates". New Zealand Electoral Commission. 2014-08-27. Archived from the original on 2014-08-27. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  10. "Official Count Results -- West Coast-Tasman". www.electionresults.govt.nz. Retrieved 2020-08-03.