I’d say Graham McCready will end up prosecuting David Cunliffe, mainly because the Police have never acted on any complaint and there are more than 50 from 2008 and 2011 that remain untouched by Police.
Serial litigant Graham McCready has put Labour leader David Cunliffe on notice: if the police don’t prosecute him for breaking electoral rules, then he will.
McCready said Cunliffe could expect court action within six months.
Cunliffe is being investigated by the police after the Electoral Commission referred a tweet he sent on the day of the Christchurch East by-election, encouraged people to vote for Labour Candidate Poto Williams.
“If you are resident in Christchurch East don’t forget to vote today – for Labour and Poto Williams!” he wrote on Saturday.
Under Electoral Commission rules, no campaigning of any kind is allowed on election day.
Yesterday the commission announced it had referred Cunliffe to the police saying it believed he had breached the Electoral Act.
Police were yet to decide whether there were grounds for prosecution.¬† Read more »