In theory it sounds fine - a Christian-based party with an electorate seat in Botany that could provide a potential coalition partner for National after the next election.

If committed Christian and National list MP Alfred Ngaro won the seat, that would eliminate the 5 per cent threshold for his party and he could bring in several more MPs from the party vote entitlement.

Practice is another thing.

The main obstacle is the risk of backlash from an electorate that feels is being used as National's plaything or is being taken for granted.


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