Auckland Council Amendment (Stopping People Stand for 2+ Local Boards) Passes Committee Stage

Bill Disables Standing for more than one Local Board

 

From Parliament Today

Auckland Council Amendment Progresses

by DESK EDITOR on THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016 — 7:32 AM

The Local Government (Auckland Council) Amendment Bill (No 3)has passed it committee stage on a voice vote.

This bill remedies a loophole in the current legislation that permits candidates to serve as members on 2 or more local boards at the same time.

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Source: http://parliamenttoday.co.nz/2016/04/auckland-council-amendment-progresses-2/

 

The Bill once it passes its final Reading and becomes law means that candidates can only stand for one Local Board rather than multiple as has been done in the 2010 and 2013 elections. I suppose if you want to represent more than one Local Board area you should run for Ward Councillor….

 

The amendment should be in place in time for the Elections later this year.

 

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One thought on “Auckland Council Amendment (Stopping People Stand for 2+ Local Boards) Passes Committee Stage

  1. Interesting. Who were the big ones’ Warren Flaunty, and the Benson-Coopers? The other rule that’s changed is last year candidates had to state in which area is their Principal Residence – this is no longer the case. I think they should have kept it as it was useful information. Although we did have one candidate who said it was her primary residence when in fact it was not. Another candidate who told the truth (that her home was now outside the boundary) was not elected.

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