Registrations, consideration of late returns
Electoral Commission registration decisions and
consideration of late donation returns
At its meeting of
19 May 2008, the commission made the following
New World Order, abbreviation N W O, was
A logo for No Commercial Airport at Whenuapai
Airbase was registered.
Two unions with some affiliation
to the Labour Party have applied to list as a third party.
Their applications will not be considered until the current
court case relating to the listing of the EPMU has been
Further information is being sought before any
decision is made about referral to the police of parties
that were late with their donation returns.
commissions next regular meeting is scheduled for 12
© Scoop Media
Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand
Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party.
In scenario one, Cunliffe could resign immediately and trigger a leadership vote among the caucus, the party membership and unions affiliates. This would be a high risk gambit in that it would pre-empt any review of the Labour election campaign and would be likely to open up new divisions.
While one can safely predict the caucus would vote against Cunliffe, the wider party and union response would be unpredictable, given that Cunliffe (ineptly) ran a centrist neo-Goff/Shearer campaign this year and not the left wing campaign that those who voted him into the leadership were expecting him to pursue. More>>