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The Issues Being Reviewed
|Date received||Tags||Submitted by||Submission|
|4 Apr 2012||
It is wrong that a party which gets less than the threshhold (5% at present) but has a candidate which wins a seat (the ACT party in the election before last is such an example) is then able to have their overall percentage even though less than the threshhold taken into account .In this situation that party should get only what they have earned which is 1 seat. There is no fairness or logic to this, there should be no circumstances where anything less than the threshold (whatever it may end up as) is applied.
|16 Mar 2012||
should not be able to stand for both electrol & list seat. if voted out of electrate seat as it stands, can thumb nose & get back on party list. not acceptable!
too many list seats considering these people are not voted in & therefore are not accountable to anyone other than party.
|17 May 2012||
Leave MMP the way it is now, no change is needed.
|30 Apr 2012||
I believe the threshold needs to be lowered from 5% to 4% to mor fairly represent the number of seats won by a party.
By-election candidates need to be elected by the electorate.
Dual candidacy needs to be abolished as it is inherently unfair that an PM who is not elected by the electorate can enter parliament through what is widely perceived as the "back door".
The proportion of electorate to list seats needs to be adjusted so the list seats are considerably lower than at present. As to the actual number of list seats I have no firm opinion or number in mind. Is there an optimum number where the proportion would be fairer and more representative?
|21 Feb 2012||
The threshold for list seats needs to be raised to 8%
When a by election is required the next person on the party list should take over the position would save the by election costs
A candidate who is not voted in by the electorate should not be eligible to be on the party list especially in a high ranking responsible position.
The order of the party list needs to be known before the election and party list approved by the party members
The method used presently to calculate the list seats is fair but an 8% threshold
Members who sign up for a party not able to transfer their allegiance to another party during an electoral term.
|2 Apr 2012||
|3 Mar 2012||
1. Raise the threshold to at least 7%.
|26 Mar 2012||
A party must reach 5% before being having members in parlaiment. A electorate seat should not automaticlly assure a paper of extra seats, if they do not reach 5%
|30 Mar 2012||
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I believe that our democracy and fair and just representation will be enhanced if MMP is adjusted to lower the threshold for participation in Parliament to between 3 and 4% from the current 5% and that a party receiving less that that percentage does not participate unless they have two elected members of Parliament instead of one. As it now stands with only one required, national representation can be skewed by special and concentrated situations. Thank you.
|30 Mar 2012||
There is far too many mp's in the house for the size of the population. 45 elected mp's , and a list of 45 mp's. I believe we have been disenfranchised by the introduction of MMP increasing the size of the house in the first place. National and Labour both gave room for thier more extreme members to stack the smaller parties, in the event 5% threshold be reached, to keep hold of the reins. It is time to fully review the size of the house. And a clean-up of the expense accounts wouldn't hurt either, by the way.