22 Apr 2012

ACT has to remain united - Banks

7:08 am on 22 April 2012

ACT leader John Banks says the party has to remain united if it is to do well at the next election.

Mr Banks (Epsom) is the party's only MP. At their annual conference in Auckland on Saturday, party members discussed how they could lift ACT's party vote to ensure others join him in Parliament.

Mr Banks says the one thing the party can't afford is disunity.

He told the conference that party members should not spend their time arguing about the 20% of policies they disagreed on.

Instead they should focus on the 80% they agreed on because there was much more that united ACT members than divided them.