Number one Progressive Party policy: Supporting Jim Anderton financially until he retires
Jim Anderton, who has turned 70, has told his Progressive Party supporters that they can join Labour and retain their Progressive membership. That is discriminatory against Green and National Party supporters who are members of the Progressives. So Progressives have two policies: supporting Jim Anderton until he retires and setting up a progression of membership to Labour for when he does.
Perhaps this progressive nature of the progression of party membership to Labour is why the party is called the Progressives.
Perhaps Anderton is doing this because should the Progressive membership go below 500, Anderton will not be a leader of a registered political party and his funding as a Parliamentary party leader could lapse as well. Surely it wouldn’t have anything to do with certain members in the Progressive Party who are seeking positions within Labour and have to be Labour members to do so.
The Progressive Party is sitting at 0% in the polls at the moment and is in reality a front so Anderton can get more funding as a party leader. Anderton is collecting National Super as well.