The MMP Review Issues

The Commission was required to review a number of issues but was able to consider other issues as long as they related directly to MMP.

Parliament said the Commission had to review the following issues —

  • The two thresholds of the allocation of list seats
  • The effects of the ratio of electorate seats to list seats on proportionality
  • The effect of a party’s candidates winning more seats than the party would be entitled;
  • The rules for ordering candidates on party lists
  • The rules allowing candidate to contest an electorate and be on a party list
  • The rules allowing list MPs to contest by-elections

Two issues were not part of the MMP review. The size of Parliament and Māori representation could not be reviewed.

Read about what people said on the MMP Review.



Last updated: 29 January 2013