The House of Representatives

In New Zealand we have a Government formed from a democratically elected House of Representatives.

The name “House of Representatives” seems to suggest that those who are elected to the House should represent the people who elected them. Mostly what they actually represent is a party or ideology and not the people.

Members of Parliament seek a mandate every 3 years and then they don’t ask or care what ordinary people think or want for another 3 years. It only becomes important for them when they want to get elected again. When they election is over they go back to working for the party or for an ideology and not for the people.

 It is time the ordinary people were represented properly in the House of Representatives. YourNZ will represent ordinary people by putting in place systems to poll on issues and get feedback on those issues, not once every 3 years but constantly. This way we will know what ordinary people think.

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