15 Sep 2008

Maori Party looks to strengthen position

8:53 am on 15 September 2008

The Maori Party says it has begun mobilising support crews to strengthen the party's vote in the seven Maori seats.

The election will be held on 8 November and politicians are in full campaign mode.

The latest One News political poll shows the National Party ahead of the Labour Party by 18 points.

The Maori Party has dropped slightly to 1.8% of the party vote. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1%.

Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says one of its key strategies is to knock on as many doors as possible.

She says that is especially important, as many Maori are not enrolled to vote.