INDEPENDENT NEWS

Let The Voters Decide - Winston Peters

Published: Tue 13 Mar 2001 05:42 PM
12 March 2001
Media Release
- BILL WILL PREVENT FUTURE NEW ZEALAND ELECTIONS BEING INFLUENCED BY PUBLIC OPINION POLLS
- LET THE VOTERS DECIDE
The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said he was pleased that Labour had kept its promise to New Zealand First and that their Electoral Amendment Bill 2001 would incorporate the key elements of New Zealand First’s Electoral (Public Opinion Polls) Amendment Bill which Labour voted against last year after agreeing that they would support it.
“One need look no further than the last American Election to see how polling results can affect the outcome of a general election.
“We should have enough confidence in the common sense of New Zealanders to determine an election result without attempting to pre-determine the outcome through incessant public opinion polls that have dominated recent elections in this country.
“All manner of politicians have supported this view in recent years. Many New Zealanders are concerned at Election Campaigns becoming talk fests interpreting pre-election polls whilst the real issues in which there is public interest are totally ignored,” said Mr Peters.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

Trades Hall bombing case re-opened, evidence released
By: RNZ
Govt targets fewer deaths on the road
By: New Zealand Government
Teachers unions to take legal action against Novopay
By: RNZ
Consensus reached on reducing agricultural emissions
By: New Zealand Government
Gordon Campbell on what’s wrong with Wellington
By: Gordon Campbell
$1m Compensation To Christchurch Gun Owners In First Event
By: RNZ
Youth Parliament 2019 Event Kicks Off in the Capital
By: New Zealand Government
Foreign Minister to visit United States of America
By: New Zealand Government
Gordon Campbell on the Aussie banks’ latest fee hike excuse
By: Gordon Campbell
Safer roads mean investment, not slowing down
By: New Zealand National Party
MTA welcome focus on vehicle safety
By: Motor Trade Association
Safer speeds for Northland roads
By: New Zealand Transport Agency
Better Driver Training must be part of Road to Zero
By: Greg Murphy Racing
Long delay in pay increase for teachers unacceptable
By: NZEI
Greater role for gas in electrification of transport
By: BusinessDesk
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media