No vote for electoral review

Dunedin city councillors voted this week against reviewing representation arrangements for the council this triennium (period of three years), and for retaining the single transferable vote electoral system for the 2013 elections.

The report to the meeting said the council carried out a review of representation arrangements before the last local body election, and was not required to undertake a review this triennium, but had the option to do so if it wished.

Cr John Bezett said it was too soon for another review.

Other councillors said they did not want to spend the estimated $50,000 a review would cost.

A motion from Cr Bill Acklin not to go ahead with a review at this stage was carried, with Cr Lee Vandervis the only councillor in favour of a review.


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