Election Date Should be set in Legislation
4 June 2002
Election Date Should be set in
Party Leader Graham Capill has criticised the
Prime Minister for her failure to announce an election date.
Mr Capill said, “The Prime Minister is playing silly
political games with a serious event.
“It is contrary to
the interests of democracy to allow this situation to occur
every election. It gives the party or parties in power an
“Our supporters are disturbed that a
Leader of another political party can hold everyone in
suspense until such time as she deems appropriate, or that
suits her own political agenda.
“We call upon Parliament
to pass legislation that gives certainty to election dates
by establishing a fixed day. There could be exceptions in
time of crises.” Mr Capill
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