Banks sure MMP 5pc threshold won't be changed

Last updated 05:00 07/11/2012
John Banks
JOHN BANKS: Called the review a "once over lightly, very biased report and frankly a waste of money".

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ACT Party leader and Government support partner John Banks is adamant that the MMP electoral system will not be changed.

The Electoral Commission's MMP review was tabled in Parliament on Monday and the Government is considering its recommendations.

Justice Minister Judith Collins said the Government wanted a "substantial majority" to pass the law changes needed to implement the recommendations.

The review was carried out after the majority of voters in a referendum opted to retain MMP.

Banks said it was a "once over lightly, very biased report and frankly a waste of money".

The commission recommended the threshold for entering Parliament be reduced from 5 to 4 per cent and that the one-seat threshold be abolished.

But Banks said he was not worried about the proposed changes because he did not believe they would be implemented.

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