PM John Key blames the postal vote system for the Wellington result.
“The Prime Minister says the postal ballot format for local body elections could be looked at as part of an upcoming constitutional review.”
“John Key says whether the current format for electing local government representatives is the right system could be part of the review.”
I suppose the more time you allow for voting the more leftie ‘low grade’ votes that come in, as argued by National Wellington Central candidate Stephen Franks in September 2010. He and Paul Henry should get together.
The previous utterances of Right-leaning thinkers have been to blame STV for the Wellington result, but unfortunately for that theory Auckland was a traditional FFP (First Past the Post) election, and former National Party Cabinet Minister John Banks still lost.