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Smokers' Rights Party

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Spokesperson  Clinton Mead
Ideology  Single-issue politics

The Smokers' Rights Party is a registered political party in Australia.

The party was created in order to feed preferences to David Leyonhjelm of the Liberal Democratic Party. With the abolition of group voting tickets in 2016, the Smokers' Rights Party was no longer able to act as a preference feeder, and published a statement recommending that supporters vote for Leyonhjelm in the Senate.

The Smokers' Rights Party states that it does not receive funding from the tobacco industry. Despite this, the Liberal Democrats do, having received at least $35000 from Philip Morris in the 2013-2014 financial year.

Smokers Rights fielded only one candidate in the 2016 federal election. This was Joaquim De Lima as a candidate for the Division of Fowler in the House of Representatives. De Lima had previously run as a candidate for the Outdoor Recreation Party (NSW 2011 for Penrith, 2013 Senate NSW, 2014 senate WA, 2015 NSW upper house), and the Liberal Democrats (Federal 2010 for Greenway).

References

Smokers' Rights Party Wikipedia


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