Newshub reports Phil Goff:
So will you support STV for council elections? Will you support getting the DHB elections off the ballot?
I am utterly unconvinced that electing the District Health Boards is a meaningful exercise. And I say that because I’m really well informed, but have I ever read anything in the paper about a decision made by the District Health Board? Do I know who the people are in most instances? No. And I’m the ultimate political junkie.
Goff is absolutely right. DHB elections are a farce and in fact lead to less accountability, not more. They should be scrapped.