NZ First Lining up Another Double-Dipper
15 JULY 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Responding to the NZ Herald report that Tauranga City Councillor Clayton Mitchell does not intend on rescinding his Council seat if he is elected as an MP for New Zealand First, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:
“Cr Mitchell appears to be following the example of NZ First Deputy Leader Tracey Martin who did not resign from her position as a Member of the Rodney Local Board when she was elected to Parliament in 2011.”
“Members of Parliament should be entirely focused on representing their electorates. How can someone be an effective MP when they are also paid to be on a city council?"
“We’re calling on NZ First leader Winston Peters to step in and make clear that his party will not tolerate another 'double-dipper'.”