Whale Oil blogs:
I am writing to lay an offiical complaint about the brochure the Labour Party has recently sent to electors in West Auckland. I have attached a scan overleaf.
It was distributed on 20 July 2011 in and around the Henderson, Auckland area.
It does not have an authorisation statement, which I believe is a legal requirement for any election advertising.
The Labour party also undertook to discontinue to send out these types of brochures in a press release of 9 July shortly after the Electoral Commission referred another brochure to the Police for prosecution. Their spokesman, Grant Robertson said:
So on 9 July Labour said they’ll stop using unauthorised election advertisements, yet on 20 July they were caught doing exactly that again.Tags: Labour, Whale Oil