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GOdsownNZ is an unregistered political party in New Zealand. The party is Christian and socially conservative and describes itself as "non-P.C.", but denies being "right wing" or "anti-refugee".[1] It was founded in April 2017 by former Conservative Party of New Zealand board member Claire Holley.[2][3]

The party initially planned to register, and applied for and was granted a broadcasting allocation in order to contest the 2017 election.[4] In July 2017 it announced that it did not have sufficient members for registration, but that Holley would contest the West Coast-Tasman electorate.[5] Holley had previously stood for this electorate, for the Conservative Party, in 2011 and 2014. Holley received 72 electorate votes in 2017, coming 8th out of 10 candidates.

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  1. ^ "New Christian party seeks clarification – not right wing or anti-refugee". CathNews New Zealand. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  2. ^ "New Political Party for New Zealand". Scoop. 18 April 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  3. ^ "New "non P.C." Christian political party tests the water". CathNews New Zealand. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  4. ^ "2017 Broadcasting Allocation Decision Released". Electoral Commission. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Continuing the Fight!!". GOdsownNZ. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.

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