We’ve just passed the half-way mark of this term of Parliament. As a first-term MP I can tell you it has flown by and I can’t believe we will be back into election year next year.
A lot of people in my electorate have commented that our 3-year term seems incredibly short.
Most have stated a preference for a four-year term, but wouldn’t want to go as far as five years.
I guess under FPP we didn’t want to wait too long before we got to tell our MPs how they were going. But under MMP would we be better off with a slightly longer term?
(Not to say I don’t relish the chance to go back to the ballot box next year!)