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The Issues Being Reviewed
|Date received||Tags||Submitted by||Submission|
|25 Mar 2012||
1. The threshold for list seats should be reduced to 3% as originally recommended by the Royal Commission.
2. There should be no change to the ability of candidates to stand for both an electorate and a list seat.
3. The order of candidates on the list should continue to be set by the party.
4. The Maori seats should be abolished.
5. Where a party wins more electorate seats than its proportion of the vote entitles it to then except where this is a single seat its members should be entitled to only the reduced number of votes in Parliament that correspond to its proportion of the election vote.
6. The proportion of electorate seats to list seats should not be changed.
|5 Mar 2012||
Reduce total Parliamentary seats drastically to maximum say 80 seats
Don't allow "career politicians" to exist which current "List Candidate" system allows. "List Candidates" should come ONLY from second best polling Constituency Candidates - i.e. not Party Leader controlled
Reduce number of "List candidates" to max 10% of total of the Parliament's seats
Appointment of "Specialist" Ministers outside of voting - by Governing Party (so that special pre-requisite trained/skilled people can conduct that particular function) - limited to say 3 - 5 such appointments
"Party Lists" should be chosen by vote
Prime Minister as Country's Leader should be by public vote, not party selection
No Dual List Constituency Candidates
Party vote Min. +5%
|8 Apr 2012||
Election of Prime Minister - an intergral factor of reforming MMP
Career Politicians -
|8 Apr 2012||
Parties "List Candidates" only be made up from those unsuccessful consituent candiates, who poll best 2nd best, from most to least, according to % of the vote attained by each second polling constituent candidate - i.e. a candidate in a constituency who gets the most % of votes (of all voters voting) over all constituencies in NZ is the 1st "List Candidate" - e.g. the 1st most polled failed candidate on his/her respective party list is 1st to go on their respective party list; the 2nd best "failed" candidate is the 2nd person on their respective party list; etc until the allocated & total No of party list candidates for all parties qualifying (down to 5% min.) make up the party lists. Each party can only have max 3 nominated specialists.
|19 Feb 2012||
On the basis we are stuck with MMP: -
The threshold is too low demonstated by a party that was rejected in every electorate still getting 14 seats, representing nobody but still having the ability to sway or frustrate governing the country.
The concept of candidates who have been soundly rejected by their electorate still winding up in the house representing nobody is simply wrong.
There should be no overhang.
The number of list seats should be restriced if we can not get rind of them all together.
|15 Feb 2012||
Electorate MP's should not be allowed to also stand on there parties list. If they are not wanted by the electorate, they should not have automatic right to become a list MP.
|12 May 2012||
The threshold for list seats shoud remain at 5 %
|3 Mar 2012||
1. Threshold should be lower, eg about 2.5 - 3 %, This should give small parties a fairer chance of seats.
2. A list MP who is already a sitting member should not be able to stand as an electoral candidate in a by-election. This is used now to get another list member in so that somebody who has not been elected gets a seat.
3. It should not be possible for a candidate to be an electoral candidate and and be on the party list, electoral candidates take their chance at being elected and if they fail to get the electorates confidence they should not have a second means of getting into Parliament.
|14 Feb 2012||
The thresholds need to work consistently for all parties irrespective of whether an electorate seat is won. Therefore winning an electorate seat should NOT trigger the allocation of list seats, only getting above the party vote % threshold. The 5% threshold seems high to acheive, especially for new parties. I would think a threshold around 2-3% would be preferable.
|4 Mar 2012||
All candidates on a party list should be required to stand in an electorate also. Only list candidates receiving 5% (or the concurrent party representation limit) of the electorate vote in their chosen electorate should be eligible to become Members of Parliament.
This would ensure all parliamentary candidates have to pass a minimum test of scrutiny by the voting public to become MPs - effectively giving the voters a say on party lists.