Who’s steer­ing?

The Northland Age - - Opinion -

A let­ter in the NZ Her­ald raises the ques­tion, Where is the rep­re­sen­ta­tion?

Over re­cent years I have sent in­di­vid­ual let­ters to every MP and Min­is­ter of the Crown, 478 in to­tal. I re­ceived 22 sec­re­tar­ial ac­knowl­edg­ments of their re­ceipt but not a sin­gle per­sonal re­ply.

When I wrote to our lo­cal mem­ber, who had ad­vised his con­stituents to write to of­fi­cials about mat­ters of in­ter­est or con­cern, I re­ceived a let­ter from his

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