Taranaki Boundary Changes Undemocratic And Absurd
The proposed changes to the Taranaki-King Country electorate
boundaries make an already difficult situation almost
impossible, former candidate and ACT Rural Affairs
Spokesman MP Owen Jennings said today.
representation is impossible," Mr Jennings said.
proposals put forward by the Commission effectively dividing
Taranaki in two are quite ludicrous and will result in south
Taranaki losing effective representation.
Taranaki-King Country seat has been a nightmare, extending
from the outskirts of Hawera to Te Awamutu in the north.
But more importantly there are three separate
constituencies with different needs. Cutting off part of
the South Taranaki area exacerbates an already difficult
"The people of the region need to get behind
sitting member National Party MP Shane Ardern in
obtaining something more rational and democratic," Mr
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