I just read the results from yesterday’s by-election in Mt Albert (Auckland). This came about by the departure of a ‘sitting’ Labour party MP.
The ‘ruling’ National party, did not even stand a candidate. The Labour candidate won with about, 67% of the total votes. The telling stat. being 70% of eligible voters, ‘chose’ to not bother voting, at all !
I see the ‘Cannabis Party’ candidate came in 7th place (with only 92 votes). 😦
On the day; whilst it was a victory for the incumbent party.. it was really a ‘victory for the Apathetic‘..