Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Score one for transparency

ACT Leader Rodney Hide has stood up for transparency and declared which way ACT MPs voted on the HART Bill. ACT split its vote on four motions, one to amend and three to accept parts of the bill, and always 6:2. According to Hide, the two MPs who voted together were Heather Roy and Ken Shirley; the identities of the larger faction ought to be obvious.

United Future, meanwhile, says that "the matter of how individual MPs voted is for them to reveal" (though they also note that Peter Dunne voted for it). I guess that says everything that needs to be said about their commitment to transparency.