Electoral Reform Policy - New Conservative NZ

Electoral Reform Policy

New Conservative believes the current threshold for representation in parliament is higher than ideal for fair representation. Up to 10% of votes for minor parties are discarded at general elections.

Democracy would be better served if as many voters as possible were represented in parliament. We will remove the party vote threshold so that every party with enough votes for a seat will be represented in parliament.

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New Conservative will honour the result of the 1997 referendum in which over 80% voted to reduce the size of parliament to 99 MPs.