Saturday, September 5, 2009
The Undemocratic System --- Wards
It is socialistic tripe that the ward system is best for the little person. Do we really want the unsuccessful 'little person' to run our councils? I have lived with the ward system for a good number of elections here in Dunedin and it is a frustrating dis-enfanchising system. Originally I was in a ward with two members, then I moved to another with just one. This means that really voting in council elections is a complete waste of time becuase even if my candidate won they would be just one of twelve. It stops me helping to elect across the council the prospective councillors who think the way I do. It is a complete socialistic lack of democracy. Amazing that a National government proposes it for the new Auckland Greater Council.