Kedgley urges regional council to heed STV vote
Kedgley urges regional council to heed STV
Victory for the STV option in the Wellington
referendum is great news for the city, Wellington Green MP
Sue Kedgley said today.
"This will result in a fairer and
more accountable council," said Ms Kedgley. "Once again
Wellington is taking the lead with an innovative, honest and
more representative voting system.
Wellingtonians will be delighted with the options that STV
presents, when they get their first opportunity to vote
under the system.
"The referendum result means that
Wellington and Porirua city councils and the region's
District Health Boards will all be elected under STV for the
next election. The onus is now on the Wellington Regional
Council to hold a referendum on using STV proportional
representation to elect its members.
"It would be much
easier to have the one electoral system throughout the
Wellington region than to expect people to vote under
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