Thursday, 21 September 2017

My Election Vote

Election Day, Who would I vote for?
In class we looked at the political parties and their policies for health, education and housing. We studied and  chose which policies we liked the best for each area to give us an idea of who we would vote for.
I found that I would vote for the Maori party in education, the Labour party in housing and the Green party for health. I voted for these policies because in my opinion they are focusing on the major problems and issues and the ones that need the most improving. I also agree with the actions they are going to make and believe that each of their policies affect the most people. The Maori party’s policies for education include ensuring all young people leave school with a driver licence, bank account, IRD number and a CV, providing free after school care and holiday programmes for all children and also Providing free primary and secondary education to all children. The green party's policies for health are Introducing a warrant of fitness scheme for rental homes and Taxing sugary drinks. The Labour party's policies include developing a national strategy for ending homelessness and stopping the selling of state houses.

Overall I decided my my vote would go to the labour party as the housing issue is affecting my area and their policies for health and education are standard.
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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Opening Of Parliament

On day one of Parliament the MP’s do a process called “taking the oath of allegiance” (swearing on the bible) to confirm their loyalty to Parliament roles and the sovereign. They also elect a Speaker of The House. On the second day they have a formal ceremony to open parliament, the Governor general's messenger is then sent to the debating chamber to elect members of the Legislative Council Chamber.
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