Conservative Party targets NZ First faithful

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig.
Conservative Party leader Colin Craig.

The Conservative Party is targeting Winston Peters' voters, in its drive for seats in Parliament.

The election is still a year off but there's speculation National is looking at the Conservatives as a potential partner.

Party leader Colin Craig told TVNZ's Q&A programme he's chasing voters who might otherwise have thought about New Zealand First.

"They will find the social conservative nature of our party quite comforting.

"We're fiscal conservatives, a lot of our support comes from the business community.''

The Conservative Party also announced its candidate for the upcoming Christchurch East by-election today.

Leighton Baker - who stood in the electorate during the last general election - will stand for the position again.

Mr Craig says Mr Baker will certainly add some life to the campaign.

- Newstalk ZB

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