David Shearer has called for John Banks to be stood down:
Yesterday, Labour leader David Shearer called for Prime Minister John Key to stand Banks down from his ministerial portfolios.
Interesting, how come Charles Chauvel isn’t stood down, he is still under investigation by the Police for Electoral Act breaches…or perhaps Megan Woods, as she is under investigation too. Brendan Horan has also been referred to the Police, perhaps he should stand down from parliament.
Labour really don’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to election rule breaches.
While there is salivation and clamouring for a by-election in Epsom the Labour party and their fan club should bear in mind that Daljit Singh is yet to appear in court over his corruption charges from 2010….nearly two years later.
On top of that the Police haven’t even progressed the 20 odd referrals to them from the Electoral Commission some 6 months after the election. Given that yard stick of the importance that the Police place on electoral breaches I hardly think this will even get looked at until at least December and certainly won;t see a court room until after the 2014 election.
Trevor Mallard’s and Andrew Little’s defamation case has more chance of getting heard before the election.