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MMP changes would create "better democracy"

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Latest Political News | Friday November 15 2013 6:53

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A bill proposing changes to MMP is being seen as a step towards greater democracy.

The Conservative Party is the latest to express its support for Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway's Members Bill.

The bill would axe coat tailing provisions and reduce the party-vote threshold from five percent to four.

Both New Zealand First and the Green Party have also signaled their approval.

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig says it's a bill that should have been passed many years ago.

"It gives us a better democracy if the actual barrier to entry is a little bit more reasonable than the existing five percent."

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