A group of National and Act Party activists is preparing to launch a campaign against MMP.
Details of the campaign, to be launched soon in the lead-up to the referendum on MMP on election day in November, have been leaked to the Sunday Star-Times.
Among the campaign’s key players is Simon Lusk, who played a major role in Don Brash’s leadership coup against Act leader Rodney Hide.
Jordan Williams, the young Wellington lawyer who accompanied Brash on the day he deposed Hide, is being considered for the role of frontman of the campaign.
David Farrar, National’s pollster and a well-known right-wing blogger and columnist, is providing strategic advice. Also involved is right-wing blogger Cameron Slater, known as Whale Oil.
Anthony Hubbard has more details here. If this is anything like the billboard campaign DPF, Slater et al ran against the Electoral Finance Act then MMP supporters have little to fear. At some point National is going to have to address the fact that a faction of its activists and staffers are ACT supporters who have latched onto National solely because it’s bigger and richer.