Apartment law reform

The Herald reports:

A political consensus has emerged between two Auckland MPs over the need to reform the law governing the apartment and multi-unit sector.

After Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye this year launched a campaign to hear people’s concerns, Labour’s housing spokesman Phil Twyford said yesterday he supported her actions.

Good to see a Labour MP come on board. Also good to see Kaye showing that you can be a Cabinet Minister but also run campaigns on issues important to your constituents.

But he finds it bizarre that it was Kaye running the campaign for change.

“The National Cabinet has been deaf to people’s concerns about the apartment sector,” Twyford said, criticising its makeup as dominated by MPs outside Auckland.

Twyford seems to be rather confused.

Four of the top six ranked Ministers are from Auckland.

In total nine out of 20 in Cabinet are Auckland MPs.

In fact Auckland has significantly more representation in Cabinet than its share of the population.

So once again Twyford not letting facts get in the way of his assertions.

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