Greens won’t let Graham back on list

The Green Party has decided to not let Kennedy Graham come back onto the Green Party list.

Green party declines Kennedy Graham’s request to be a green candidate in the 2017 election

Yesterday the Green Party’s executive met to consider Green MP Kennedy Graham’s request to be considered for re-entry into the Party’s candidate list for the 2017 general election.

After careful consideration of the facts and Kennedy’s submission the Executive concluded that he had breached the Party’s Candidate Code of Conduct in a serious manner, and therefore decided to exclude Mr Graham from the Party’s pool.

The divisions continue. This will make it hard to repair the considerable damage done already.


  1. sorethumb

     /  12th August 2017

    Is that any surprise when you read the Standard – yet National Radio will be presenting the Greens as squeeky clean environmental scientist types.

  2. Good luck with that line working Mr #iapplythelogictoalldecisionsofamanwhowouldratherusinganoldcoughingtaxioveraprius.

    Like the revelation of Turei’s unconventional self funding lifestyle it shows a singular lack of judgement and a line in the sand that won’t have any cut through to middle or older voters.

    I think we are witnessing the death throes of the Greens as a truly committed conservation party. Now they’ve revealed their true colours, (bright red), their solid older conservative supporters will desert them.

    • The rest of my hashtag is overaprius

    • alloytoo

       /  12th August 2017

      At least this this decision makes things easy for the electorate.

      Every Green MP left is tainted, crooks by association and support of Turei.

      Time to purge the rot people.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  12th August 2017

        My husband will be looking down and trying (not very hard) not to say ‘I told you so !’

      • Blazer

         /  12th August 2017

        what melo dramatic piffle.

  3. Brown

     /  12th August 2017

    “he had breached the Party’s Candidate Code of Conduct in a serious manner”

    And Turei hadn’t? They are nutters.

  4. Kennedy Graham was prepared to give the Greens a second chance after the Turei incident, but the Greens aren’t prepared to reciprocate.

    The Greens used to be the party of principle, but they have let their most principled, respected and intelligent MP walk, preferring to throw their weight behind a self-confessed benefit fraudster. Says it all really.

    • It does – to the vast majority The anarchists and deep Marxists – not!

      • phantom snowflake

         /  12th August 2017

        That hardly matters. We…. sorry I mean THEY, would never vote for the Neoliberal Capitalist Running Dog Green Party anyway!

    • sorethumb

       /  12th August 2017

      The nub of the issue is the photo on the Checkpoint Twitter feed showing Turie, father and child having just moved into a house provided for by the parents of the father.

  5. sorethumb

     /  12th August 2017

    It kind of looks like there is a severe intolerant culture in the Greens, asociated perhaps with the fragility of their ideas. For example, they are a social justice party, but they would have to be dragged screaming and kicking to admit that anywhere (Syria, Pacific Islands) there was a population explosion or that large families feature in negative outcomes.
    I’m thinking that they are mainly the product of spark-spitting post-modernist academics.

    • Brown

       /  13th August 2017

      Yep. Tolerance is their middle name. It’s the one we often drop for the sake of convenience.

  6. Absolutely they shouldn’t let him back on the list – he old, white and a man….. but he has at least a little common sense and a political nose for a stinky, big mess of a political cock up unlike the rest of his former caucus colleagues and their political advisers.

    For the sake of the rest of NZ they should keep him on the outer and away from their decision making… ; – )

    Idiots, just idiot – one of two who stood up for principle and they won’t have him back on the list!!!!

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  12th August 2017

      Yah boo, we don’t want to play with you. Nyah, nyah, nyah nyah-nyah.

  7. I’m bewildered by his attempt to return. It shouldn’t have been a *tactic* on his part. When you go, you go. It’s an admission that your view is a minority in caucus and that you can’t convince your colleagues. It’s the final act of a defeat. Why would you want to come back? Even with Turei gone, all those problems are still there.

    It bespeaks of Green Party naivete that he thought he could pull this off and somehow reverse the decision once his goal was achieved!

  8. Typical bent and twisted Greens, and highlights why they are not fit for government. Turei stood down but remains in the party, the ones with actual morals is locked out in the cold.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  13th August 2017

      The MT groupies wrote several letters to the Listener. One liked the idea of a minister
      who was ‘of us’ and listed things that they had done….among them ‘driving under the influence’, topping up a friend’s bank account to make them qualify for immigration and signing a bank declaration for another friend’s mortgage to say that they would be a boarder.

      What an idiot,

      If drunk drivers only killed themselves, it would be all right.

      Anyone who does the other two must be desperate to have friends. Who would be stupid enough to take the risk ? Immigration fraud penalties are HUGE. I don’t know about the bank ones.

      All the writers used words like misdemeanour to describe MT’s frauds.

  9. Zedd

     /  12th August 2017

    why should they let him back ?

    the last thing the greens needed at this critical time : MPs deviating from the path

    I place at least 4% of the recent drop with their actions

    • Blazer

       /  12th August 2017

      gee Zed do you think the Green strategy this far out from an election has been astute.I like them,but this timing with MT is ???

    • You clearly don’t realise they hadn’t actually made their stand when the 8% poll was taken

  10. lurcher1948

     /  12th August 2017

    Silly old fart,he’s white old straight has ethics wanting to go back where being white and male and straight is a sin and the soon to depart co leader being a manly female who ripped me and you off has green sainthood.CRASH to nothing greens you are a band of criminals

  11. Loki

     /  12th August 2017

    Does anybody know whether MT is still on the executive that decided to not let KG back in??

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