35,000 reasons for Jayne Golightly to reimburse ratepayers
35,000 reasons for Jayne Golightly to reimburse
6 SEPTEMBER 2017
The Taxpayers’ Union has received clarification
from the Whangarei District Council that the upcoming
by-election, resulting from Jayne Golightly not being a New
Zealand citizen, is likely to cost $35,000, not the $100,000
cost other councils have spent running similar
Garrick Wright-McNaughton, a
Spokesperson of the Taxpayers’ Union, says, “Given that
the blame rests squarely at Ms Golightly’s feet, she needs
to pay back the $35,000 that would otherwise be billed to
“While $35,000 is better than
$100,000, Ms Golightly can’t in good conscience make a
stuff-up costing $35,000, refuse to pay it back, and then
expect people to vote for
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Election Day Results
2017 General Election - Preliminary Count
National won 46% of the vote with Labour on 35.8%.
NZ First won 7.5%, with the Greens on 5.8%.
ACT held on to Epsom, but failed to get more MPs.
The Maori Party were wiped out of Parliament.
There are still special votes to be counted, but clearly National is in the box seat to form the next Government.
The Greens can not contemplate a deal with National.
So, Winston Peters will have to make a choice and could back National or a combined Labour/Green coalition.
The most likely result is National and NZ First will reach some sort of deal to form the next government.
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