I’ve just received a copy of the ruling in Payne vs National over the Selwyn selection and Mr Payne has lost the case, plus the Judge has lifted the injunction so the selection can now proceed even if Payne appeals.
The judgement is comprehensive and in brief it finds the rules do comply with the Electoral Act are are democratic.
There is also some interesting material on why Payne was found by the Board to be unsuitable. I will blog the pdf later today. About to chair a meeting from 3 pm to 5 pm so probably this evening.
The five candidates, pluss all the local members, will be very pleased that a selection meeting can now be held. I’m not sure when it will be, but suspect as soon as legally possible taking into account notice requirements.Tags: National, Roger Payne, Selwyn