New Zealand Liberal Party (2008)
The party is an attempt to revive the old New Zealand Liberal Party. It aims to be a broad progressive party which appeals to middle New Zealand. Initial policies include a written constitution, improved public healthcare, and universal pre-school education.
The party is currently led by Jonathan Lee, a former public servant and policy advisor to Bill Birch. It applied to register a party logo with the Electoral Commission on 13 March 2008. This application was accepted on 2 April 2008 On 24 April 2008 the party applied for broadcasting funding; according to their initial submission the party has incorporated and is seeking candidates and a patron to publicly endorse the party.
The party was not registered for the 2008 General Election, and did not stand any candidates. As of May 2010, its website is defunct.
- Press Release: Liberal Party (2008-03-10). "Liberal Party Launches Draft Constitution for NZ". Scoop.co.nz. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
- "First Draft Constitution of NZ" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-09.
- About the Liberals
- "Biographical Sketch of Jonathan Lee" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-09.
- "Applications to register political party logos", New Zealand Electoral Commission, 13 March 2008
- "Five party logos and abbreviated party name registered", New Zealand Electoral Commission, 2 April 2008.
- "Commission to hear parties on broadcasting time and funding", New Zealand Electoral Commission, 24 April 2008
- "Submission to the Electoral Commission on allocation of broadcasting time and funds" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-09.