Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A competitive by-election

So, it looks like the Green and ACT will be contesting the upcoming Mt Albert by-election. Good. While their bowing out would make things easier for Labour or National respectively, it would also rob voters of choice. And that's what's important here: that voters have a chance to exercise a real choice among a range of options and support the one that seems best suited to them. Elections should be decided by the voters, not by backroom deals by party hacks.