Sunday, September 26, 2010


After a week of sitting on their thumbs, Labour has finally responded to the Supercity voting scam:

The Labour Party had co-operated with the investigation, and would support any action police decided to take, Mr Little said.

Some candidates were running under a Labour Party banner, and others were loosely associated with the party.

"The integrity of our electoral system is essential to the genuinely democratic basis of our elections and anything that undermines that integrity needs to be dealt with firmly and forcefully," Mr Little said.

"If as a result of the police investigation into the Papatoetoe irregularities we become aware that any Party member is involved we will also take appropriate action internally."

This is what I was hoping they'd say, and it is good to hear. Electoral fraud is absolutely beyond the pale, and all parties must take a firm line against it.