Judith Collins is vowing to overturn the “undemocratic” law that scraps the ability for Māori wards to be overturned by a local poll, if National wins the election in 2023.
The law change was passed in Parliament on Wednesday night under urgency. It was contentious because Labour only gave the public two days to make submissions.
“The way we elect our councils is a fundamental part of our democracy. This legislation takes away the ability of New Zealanders to have a voice in this decision making,” Collins said after the law passed.
Excellent to see this pledge. It is outrageous Labour voted to abolish the right of local residents to decide on their electoral system because people had voted the wrong way to what Labpur wanted.