Politician of the week – Lianne Dalziel

Lianne Dalziel takes a principled stand and says she will not be a scum list MP.

“I came to the conclusion that if I wasn’t re-elected by the people of Christchurch East I wouldn’t want to be a member of Parliament. I wouldn’t want to be anything other than the MP for this area, especially now with the challenge we’ve got.” She said she had not enjoyed being a list MP because the connection with her constituents was not as close.

Lianne highlights one the major weaknesses of the political system in New Zealand. MPs can get kicked out by their electorate and keep troughing by being reelected by party hacks in some shabby backroom and regurgitated on the voters who have rejected them.

If “Patsy” can┬árecognise┬áthat list MPs are scum we might finally be getting somewhere.


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  • mediatart

    Lianne has allready has tested the wind and Im sure shell be swept back by her voters.
    To be honest Whale , you are about the only one who is unwavering in your hatred and bid to dump MMP.
    Politicians have made air kisses for it but undermined it behind our backs, opposed until it works in their favour and then reversed themselves when it doesnt.