I ask the above question with some scepticism, however it seems that John’s criticism of Craig has been fairly long standing. The comment below was left on this blog by a long time Conservative supporter. I think it provides an alternative view on this mess that deserves a bit more exposure.
Someone from inside the party has been feeding information to Slater for a long time. I’m not saying it is/ was John, however he is surely putting himself in the frame.
Whoever was colluding with Cameron Slater and his yellow censoring underling Peter Belt at Whaleoil, who between the pair of them have conducted a vicious and cowardly assault on the Conservative party for a long time, that person has no right to claim they were acting in the party’s best interests.
Slater et al are confirmed progressives and they will always oppose any Conservative political group.
I’m not saying criticism was not due, but really feeding inside information to prog scum like Slater and Belt? Give me a break.
I met John Stringer when I attended Conservative Party meetings while living in Christchurch prior to the elections. I stopped attending the meetings as this man who I now realise was John Stringer sat in the meetings and was fiercely critical, and not at all supportive of Colin Craig in particular. I don’t think at that time John added any value to the party as he was outspoken and critical, always seeming to play the man and not the ball.
I had voted for the Conservative Party in the previous election and Colin Craig was the candidate in my electorate Rodney. I had also voted for Colin as mayor of the Super City, liked his idea of a mono rail type train across Akld city to deal with the traffic problems.
I did not know that John Stringer was a board member until the name matched the face on the Nation programme.
I believe that other board members resigning is in fact in support of Colin Craig and in protest of John Stringers actions and probably him as a person.
There is a certain breed of people that hail from Christchurch, they will admit to being one eyed and they hate with a passion anything to do with Jaffas. That is my experience anyway.
I will continue to support the Conservative Party but only if John Stringer is removed from the board. He is nothing more than a Judas.
EDIT 08/11/2015 : I now fully accept that John Stringer was not the leaker and I urge visitors to read the comments section below for clarification, where John has made his position clear.