Articles tagged Colin Craig

Despite recent polls suggesting National could summon enough votes to govern alone, Prime Minister John Key has reiterated his belief they would be unlikely to achieve an outright majority in this year's election and would still need coalition partners, even those that National supporters may consider "wacky", such as Conservative Party leader Colin Craig.

East Coast Bays MP Murray McCully, who holds the electorate in which Conservative leader Colin Craig lives, says any suggestion he might campaign "half-heartedly" in order to deliver the seat he has held for over 25 years to Craig was "silly" and would not go down well with his constituents.

Prime Minister John Key has formally opened his door to post-election coalition talks with Winston Peters for the first time in his career, not that Peters was enthusiastic about accepting the invite in his initial comments on Wednesday.