Candidate refuses to file expenses claim

NZPA reports:

A candidate who stood for the Human Rights Party in last year’s general election is refusing to submit his campaign expenses and says he is waiting to be arrested.

stood in Auckland Central and gained 67 votes, 0.2 percent of those cast in the electorate.

Today he released an email he had sent to the Chief Electoral Office, telling it he was not going to complete the election expenses form “as a matter of principle” because his party’s policies did not receive any publicity in mainstream media.

Compliance with the law is not optional, based on whether or not you like the media coverage you got.

At least he has it all now. He won’t go to jail – he will be fined though.

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