Williams suing NZ First

August 30th, 2014 at 11:45 am by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

NZ First MP has started legal proceedings over being dumped from the party list ahead of the election.

Williams is seeking a declaration that the party breached its constitution when it determined the list, removing him as an electorate (East Coast Bays) and list candidate.

Williams had been ranked number 3 on the party list in 2011, and said he was given no reason for his demotion.

“I regret that I have no other option other than to take my party to Court to protect my reputation”, Williams said.

He had been “mistreated” by the party.

“I do not, however, wish to derail NZ First’s campaign, so I am asking for an urgent hearing following the election.

“As the matter is now before the Court, I do not intend to make further comment.”

Peters is notorious for not following his own rules. He unilaterally kicked Horan out, without even consulting his caucus.  Williams appears to have suffered the same lack of due process.

University of Otago law professor Andrew Geddis said the precedent in a case like this had ironically been set by Peters, when he was in the process of being dumped by National.

Do as I say, not as I do!

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10 Responses to “Williams suing NZ First”

  1. WineOh (630 comments) says:

    Might give the old boy something else to focus on, rather than throwing muck at everyone else.

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  2. Unity (609 comments) says:

    I had been impressed by Andrew Williams and thought he was a good MP. This is another black mark for Winston. I think it is dreadful that Williams has been dumped without explanation. I heard a whisper that he made a criticism and it got back to Winston. Maybe the criticism was true!!??

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  3. DJP6-25 (1,389 comments) says:

    It couldn’t happen to a nicer party. I hope the Conservative party doesn’t have dramas like this if it gets into parliament.

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  4. seerob1946 (24 comments) says:

    Aging good lookers like Horan and Williams.. always think they are better than the system they enter into…

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  5. hj (7,062 comments) says:

    Down with the venal Peters and his racist party!

    Cracks me up how people get so riled up about immigrants. Especially them chinese.

    Dime loves em – i like their food, i like their reasonably priced blow jobs, i like that they only seem to commit crimes against each other, i like that they have made me a fortune in property, i like that they built me a kick ass house.

    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2014/05/editorials_on_immigration.html

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  6. burt (8,309 comments) says:

    seerob1946

    I think you missed the name ‘Peters’ from that list. The proven liar Winston eh, being cornered for his do as I say not as I do approach to everything in his life.

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  7. mara (794 comments) says:

    Williams has been “helped” out of a foetid swamp and he wants to climb back in? Go figure.

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  8. Johnboy (16,994 comments) says:

    Excellent news. Williams can piss into Winnies tent now! :)

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  9. goldnkiwi (1,516 comments) says:

    Has Winston been trying to distract from his own Parties issues? Amazing how cases can jump the queue.

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  10. Pita (374 comments) says:

    To be intoned with suitable gravitas “It’s a new low in politics”
    Peter’s would know, he set the benchmark!

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