133 No writ to issue pending election petition

If after a petition has been presented against the return of any member representing an electoral district his or her seat becomes vacant on any of the grounds mentioned in section 55, no writ to fill the vacancy shall be issued until after the petition has been disposed of, and not then if the court determines that that member was not duly elected or returned and that some other person was duly elected or returned.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 75

Section 133: amended, on 18 September 2005, by section 3 of the Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 105).