Social Credit believes that everyone’s vote should count.
The current MMP system with a 5% threshold does not deliver this. There have been no new parties in parliament since the start of MMP in 1996 except for those formed by someone who left a party already in parliament.
People who vote for a party that does not make the threshold are therefore not
represented in parliament so effectively their vote didn’t count.
Social Credit has always endorsed the Single Transferable Voting (STV) system and
we would require all public elections be conducted under the STV system.
This would ensure everyone’s vote counted and would mean people could vote for their preferred party without worrying that it may not meet a certain threshold.
This would allow new parties with new thinking and ideas to be represented.
It would require multi-member constituencies for Parliamentary elections.