Phil Twyford, in Committee, to move the following amendment:
New clause 30AA
After clause 30 (after line 13 on page 21), insert:
30AA Section 111 amended (Maximum amount of electoral expenses)
Replace section 111(1A) with:
This Supplementary Order Paper would reduce the maximum electoral expenses permitted to be incurred in an Auckland mayoral campaign from a current maximum of approximately $610,000 to $376,000. This reduced amount is approximately what the combined spending limits would have been for mayoral elections in the old council areas prior to the amalgamation of Auckland's councils.