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Should councillors with convictions be allowed to win their seat back?

The team Reporter from Kāpiti Observer

Hi neighbours - a former councillor convicted for indecent assault against a council staff member is standing to win his seat back.

While any councillor convicted of a crime carrying a penalty of two years or more imprisonment was disqualified from office, the Local Government and Local Electoral Act did not prevent them - or anyone with a conviction - from standing again.

What are your thoughts? Should councillors with convictions be allowed to try and win their seat back?

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