Media release: Campaign for MMP, Friday June 17, 2011
Campaign for MMP says that as the referendum on our voting system nears, a just-released opinion poll makes it clear that New Zealanders are broadly happy with MMP.
Research NZ has this afternoon released an opinion survey which asked voters to choose between our current and previous voting system. (The actual referendum question will feature three other systems also).
The public will pass its own judgement on the motives of a new group set up to try and take away proportional representation, Campaign for MMP said today.
A Sunday newspaper has today reported that an anti MMP group is due to begin its campaign against the current voting system, ahead of the November 26 referendum on MMP.
Posted asMedia Release: Campaign for MMP. Thursday May 19, 2011
Campaign for MMP has today welcomed additional funding for the Electoral Commission to educate the public about the upcoming MMP referendum.
Appropriations to the new Electoral Commission, incorporating the former Chief Electoral Office, have risen from 28 million to 35 million in today's Budget.
Posted asMedia Release: Campaign for MMP. Monday May 9, 2011.
A new poll showing the public back MMP affirms that voters want to retain a real choice in how they elect their representatives, MMP campaigners say.
Today's UMR poll shows 50% of New Zealanders back MMP. Support for MMP is even higher, at 60%, when supporters of MMP are added to supporters who want to keep MMP and make some adjustments to it.
Posted asMedia Release: Campaign for MMP. Saturday May 7, 2011
British voters were denied a real choice between a proportional and non-proportional voting systems, in a referendum that was a vote between Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Campaign for MMP said today.
With nearly all votes counted, Britons have voted for the status quo in their referendum on First Past the Post versus Alternative Vote.
Posted asMedia Release: Campaign for MMP. Monday May 2, 2011
The public has a right to know who is backing a discredited electoral system that only 1 in 20 voters supported when it was last put to the vote, and that is blatantly unfair, Campaign for MMP said today.
Don Brash has today come out in support of the Supplementary Member (SM) voting system, ahead of the MMP referendum on November 26.
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Posted asMedia Release: Campaign for MMP - Wednesday February 2, 2011
Campaign for MMP has welcomed today's announcement of November 26 as the MMP referendum and general election date.
"2011 will be a busy year for New Zealanders, with many people's hearts and minds focused during August and September on the All Blacks winning the Rugby World Cup," said Sandra Grey, Campaign for MMP spokesperson.
Posted asMedia Release: Campaign for MMP - Thursday January 13, 2011.
Two polls out in the past month bode well for this year's vote on MMP, says the group campaigning to keep it.
Today's NZ Herald Digipoll finding nearly 51% support keeping MMP, reflects a similar sentiment in the December TVNZ Colmar Brunton poll, which had support for MMP on 50%.