Soon to be former-New Zealand First MP Andrew Williams is taking his party to court:
New Zealand First MP Andrew Williams is taking legal action against his party for dropping him as an electorate and list candidate for the general election.
Mr Williams who was ranked number three on the list in 2011, was removed from the list when it was published on Tuesday.
The MP says he has instructed his lawyers to file papers in the Auckland High Court seeking declarations that the New Zealand First Party breached its constitution when it determined its party list.
He believes he has been mistreated by the party and will ask for an urgent hearing following the election on 20 September. . .
He could be doing the country a favour.
Electoral law requires party to use democratic processes in their selections.
Doing what the leader wants, which is what is what most suspect NZ First’s approach, doesn’t fit the usual understanding of democratic.