Labour sells access to David Cunliffe, other MPs
"Why pay $1500 when you only need to join a Union to get all the access to the Labour MPs any time"Featured comment
Labour is selling access to MPs at its party conference (see the party's "Marketplace of Ideas" proposal here).
They have asked corporates to buy a stand in their marketplace for $1,500 and in return they get:
An opportunity to meet 1:1 in a short meeting with your choice (subject to availability) of Members of Parliament and senior Party officials (further information regarding this will be sent to you on payment).
All political parties do fundraising, but I think selling direct access to MPs at a party conference is new for New Zealand.
I like how you can specify which gaggle of MPs you want to meet with. Would be tempting to have some fun and pay $1,500 just so you can force a meeting with David Cunliffe, Clayton Cosgrove and Trevor Mallard
Political commentator David Farrar posts at Kiwiblog.