A lot of farmers in the south have recently received a letter from Act MP John Boscawen seeking their views and support.
MPs have access to electoral rolls which give names, addresses and occupations but this letter doesn’t appear to have gone to all farmers.
All those I know have received the letter are members of Federated Farmers and I’ve yet to find any who isn’t a member of Feds who’s got the letter.
I’m not suggesting that the Federated Farmers’ data base has been used – Feds works with and keeps its distance from all political parties.
And my sample may not be representative. There could well be Feds members who haven’t got the letter and non-members who have.
But I did wonder if the announcement that former Feds president Don Nicolson was standing for Act and the apparent targeting of this letter is just a coincidence.
UPDATE: – Bulaman’s comment below shows at least one non-Feds member got the letter.