General NZ Election

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MarkW_old

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Does Key not have to run in the Parnell (or whatever area Parnell is in), can you chose what electorate to run in, rather than what area you own a hosue?

In short, no.

Though it obviously helps to have local knowledge if you want to represent the constituency.

You'll find a number of current electorate MPs don't actually live in their electorate.

Goff, for example, lives in Ardmore and represents Mt Roskill.
 

Jesbass_old

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To be fair, there isn't really anyone to vote for now that these guys have gone.

With members listing their professions such as "pixie", "wizard", and "ark builder", and a LOL@50uff$ colour scheme, combined with epic policies such as those below, I felt truly represented. These days, not so much.

  • Free dung.
  • Sending out intelligence agents around the world to wipe New Zealand off published maps, thus ensuring no-one could invade the country.
  • Standing a dog for parliament in the Hobson seat in Northland. Her policies included the abolition of cars, and turning a meat-works into an organic flea-powder factory.
  • The abolition of money: Replacing money with chocolate fish or with sand as legal tender.
  • The demolition of The Beehive: The demolition of New Zealand's parliament buildings, and all other buildings on a last-up, first-down basis.
  • Full unemployment; or (at other times) full employment through slavery.
  • Using beer as a National Defence strategy: leaving many bottles of beer on all beaches, so that any invading army would abandon its attack and get drunk instead.
  • Full hedgehog suffrage: After a goat successfully received nomination in a local body election on Waiheke Island, the party unsuccessfully attempted to stand a hedgehog for Parliament, apparently solely in order to make "prick" jokes.
  • The demolition of the Auckland CBD in order to create a giant sundial, using the Sky Tower as the gnomon. Or at other times, to protect the Sky Tower by placing a condom over it.
  • Linking the North Island and South Island: by bulldozing the Southern Alps into Cook Strait.
  • Free castrations.
  • Fixing accountants in concrete and using them as traffic barriers.
  • Good weather (but only if voters behaved).
  • Full employment by carpeting the national highways - this would also save wear and tear on vehicle-tyres.
  • To break their promises.
 

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