How I will vote in the referendum

In the referendum on Saturday I will vote for change and for Supplementary member.

SM is the Smart Move.  It is the Kiwi compromise that removes the poor features of MMP but retains some representation of smaller groups or parties. It means small parties get into Parliament but unlikely to hold balance of power and pick the PM. No more tail wagging the dog and the best part is it is almost impossible to slide into parliament via the list if you get chucked out in the electorate vote.

Electorate would be smaller and provide a better communities of interest. Huge electorates like Cambridge and Rangitikei would be much smaller.

SM is used by more countries around the world, MMP is used by just two.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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