A kick in the slats for Little Andy

Judith Collins delivers a swift kick in the slats for Little Andy, lest he forget his place as a scum list MP with designs on Hutt South.

A fight is brewing over Government plans to ban political party supporters from wearing ribbons and badges on election day.

Parliament last night passed the first reading of the Electoral Amendment Act, which deals with technical issues, but also bans the wearing of rosettes and badges.

Only Party scrutineers in polling booths will be permitted to wear such items. 

Labour MP Andrew Little rejects suggestions rosettes can influence voters.

“The claim that ribbons and rosettes intimidate people simply isn’t credible because the law will allow rosettes to be worn inside the polling booths themselves. So this looks like a National Party attempt to stop the profile of red ribbons and rosettes that get out on the streets on election day from happening.”

Justice Minister Judith Collins says Mr Little is being “silly”.

“He obviously doesn’t do as much door knocking as me so he probably isn’t well known in the area which he’s standing, so he might need somebody to tell people who he is but I don’t.”

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