Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


United Future No Longer A Party In Parliament's Eyes

Speaker David Carter has ruled United Future is no longer recognised as a party for parliamentary purposes.

At the beginning of the sitting day, Carter said he was following up on his earlier decision to temporarily recognise United Future to allow it to sort out its status after it was deregistered by the Electoral Commission due to a lack of membership.

Carter said he did not want to interfere in the process of an independent agency, but it was clear the problem could take some time to be worked through and this could lead to disruption in Parliament.

Standing Orders did not cover what should happen if a party was no longer registered after it was elected to Parliament, but he could use his powers under Standing Orders to make a ruling.

Recognition of a party for parliamentary purposes was different to recognition under the Electoral Act, he said.

On one hand, it was not tenable for a party to continue to receive funding if it could not show it still qualified under electoral law, on the other hand Parliament should respect the election of parties by the electorate.

On balance Carter said he had decided United Future was no longer a party for parliamentary purposes and Peter Dunne will be considered as an independent MP. If the party is reregistered Carter said he would reconsider the issue.

**
ParliamentToday.co.nz is a breaking news source for New Zealand parliamentary business featuring broadcast daily news reports.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Delusions Driving The “Leave” Option

Voting for “Leave” requires (a) a fantastically unbalanced view of the impact of immigration on modern Britain (b) a demonizing of the EU “regulations” that are commonplace within a modern economy and (c) a simple-minded optimism that Britain would not suffer any major damage to its economy, or to the status of the City of London. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The “T” Word, And This Sunday’s Election In Spain

Once again, the RNZ news packages from the US and UK this morning underlined the striking difference in the treatment of the Pulse night club killings in Florida and the murder of the British Labour MP, Jo Cox. More>>

Werewolf: Getting Roasted, Kiwi Style

Roasting coffee beans is an essential step in the process from plant to cup. New Zealand does not grow any coffee, so it therefore imports 100% of its coffee supply from other countries. New Zealand does however roast a lot of coffee beans. More>>

Alastair Thompson: Jo Cox's Killing Looms Large As Brexit Heads Down To Wire

The mourning period for the brutally slain pro-remain Labour MP and mother of two Jo Cox was always going to be brief. Today, Sunday 19th June, with four days to go till polling, the Brexit campaign resumed. More>>

ALSO:

Pledge Me Goal Met!
On Scoop's Current Journalism Project

Gordon Campbell: Before this crowd funding effort wraps up tonight, I thought I should provide an update on the mental health journalism project that Scoop – and its readers – are funding. More>>

ALSO:

Thanks Joining Us! Scoop Turns 17; Has Party

Margaret Thompson welcomed visitors to Scoop's birthday celebration on Wednesday night and reflected on the state of the media during a year in which Scoop formed its new structure... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news