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New Zealand Pacific Party
Leader Taito Philip Field
Founded 2008
Official colours Purple
MPs in the House of Representatives 0
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The New Zealand Pacific Party is a Christian political party in New Zealand. The party was founded as a vehicle for former Labour MP Taito Phillip Field, who has been convicted for bribery and corruption.[1] It aimed to represent Pacific Island communities within New Zealand, and support Christian and "family values" and social justice.[2]

The party was registered on 24 April 2008,[3] and officially launched on 16 August 2008.[4] It claimed to have over 3000 members in August 2008.[5] However it has never had a website.[6]

The Pacific Party lost its single constituency seat representation in New Zealand's Parliament when Taito Philip Field lost his Mangere electorate seat to Su'a William Sio, who became the new Labour Member of Parliament for that electorate. According to the Electoral Commission website, Sio's final winning margin was 7126 votes. In total, the Pacific party attracted 8640 votes, or 0.37 % of the total electorate vote in New Zealand [1].

Since the previous general election, nothing further has been heard from the Pacific Party. Given the recent conviction of Taito Philip Field over bribery and corruption charges, it may have ceased to exist, as it seems to have primarily existed as his political vehicle, although it has not formally applied to the New Zealand Electoral Commission for deregistration. [1]

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