The Workers Party candidate for the seat of Wellington Central in the 2008 parliamentary election is 59 year-old Rongotai factory hand Don Franks.
“I’m standing in this election because none of the established parties give a stuff about low paid workers” says Franks.
“In a land of plenty, basics like milk and cheese are becoming luxury items. If Labour wanted to implement tax cuts favouring workers, they’d whip the GST off food.
“They’re not likely to do that because they’re a capitalist party who inflicted GST on us in the first place.”
More WP candidates will be announced in the coming weeks. In addition to contesting electorate seats in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch at this election the Workers Party will also be contesting the nationwide party list vote for the first time ever.
For more information or to find out how you can help with our election campaign get in touch with the WP branch in your local area here.