Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

STV - One system for Wellington

MEDIA RELEASE
4TH SEPTEMBER 2008

One system for Wellington


In September, Wellingtonians have a second chance to vote for using STV (Single Transferable Vote) for Council elections, and the 'Keep STV' campaign took to the streets this week.

The Electoral Reform Coalition is leafleting widely in the city and using a variety of means to get its 'fair vote' message out to voters.

The ERC successfully fought for STV for Wellington in 2002, and is hopeful of winning by an even stronger margin than last time.

"We are confident that people will use their vote in the September postal ballot to keep STV for Wellington City", says ERC branch convener Phil Saxby.

"STV is the most democratic system for local government, because most voters are choosing between candidates rather than political parties. That's what STV is all about."

Waitakere City, the fifth largest council in the country, has just voted to use STV for the 2010 and 2013 local body elections.

"STV is a proportional voting system", says STV supporter, Cr Iona Pannett. "Under STV the Wellington City council will always contain a wide range of people and views. For example, STV has achieved a higher representation for women and young people on Wellington City council."

Kapiti, Porirua and Wellington all use STV," says Phil. "Our message is - it's important to 'Keep STV' for a fair vote in the future, and one where all votes count towards the result".

"We would also like the regional council to use STV, given that a majority of the region's voters are using STV for their local council elections," he says. "And all DHB elections are run using STV".

"Let's have one system for Wellington!" says Phil. "It's the best system for Wellington - Keep STV!"


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Perils Of Declaring Premature Victory


Sure enough, Saturday’s Vaxathon was a barrel of fun and a throwback not merely to the Telethons of the past. It also revived memories of those distant days of early 2020, when we were all carefully wiping down our groceries, not touching our faces, washing our hands for 20 seconds and responding to level four lockdowns by putting teddy bears in the window for the benefit of the little kids walking by in their family bubbles. Those were the days, when the Team of Five Million felt like a real, organic thing... More>>

RNZ: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces Cabinet decision on Covid-19 alert levels


Northland will move to level 2 at 11.59pm on 19 October. Waikato will be held at level 3, to be reviewed on Friday. Auckland will remain in level 3 with current restrictions for another two weeks... More>>

ALSO:




 
 

Economy: Inflation highest in over a decade
The consumers price index rose 2.2 percent in the September 2021 quarter, the biggest quarterly movement since a 2.3 percent rise in the December 2010 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Excluding quarters impacted by increases to GST rates, the September quarter movement was the highest since the June 1987 quarter... More>>

ALSO:


Government: New Zealand Increases Climate Aid Contribution

The Government is making a four-fold increase in the support it provides to countries most vulnerable to the climate emergency, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Climate Change Minister James Shaw announced today... More>>

Government: Opportunity To Shape NZ’s First Emissions Reduction Plan
The Government is inviting New Zealanders to inform the country’s first Emissions Reduction Plan with the release of a consultation document containing a range of policy ideas to decrease the country’s emissions, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Climate Change Minister James Shaw announced today... More>>

ALSO:


CPay Cheque To Pay Cheque: Half A Million New Zealanders Have No Savings
New findings from the Consumer NZ sentiment tracker found that 15% of New Zealanders had no savings, and a further 27% were anxious about their level of savings and would like to have more tucked away... More>>


Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>


Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels