For the sake of local democracy…

By |2020-07-19T11:47:52+13:00July 19th, 2020|Categories: Your Views|Tags: |

Democracy seems to be in danger in much of the world. Is it because so many feel their votes won’t make a difference? Thank goodness we got rid of First Past the Post for General elections.  Local government seems to suffer with even less people voting under FIrst Past the Post, but local government is [...]

STV – An opportunity for diversity

By |2020-07-19T11:44:01+13:00July 19th, 2020|Categories: Your Views|Tags: |

If you've ever been saddened by the fact that almost none of your chosen candidates made it onto the council, you should support the introduction of STV rather than the current First Past the Post (FPP) system for our local body elections. Contrary to many people's opinions, it isn't complicated for the voter. The counting [...]