15 Jul 2009

Poll suggests NZers want fewer MPs

1:43 pm on 15 July 2009

A new poll suggests there is support for reducing the number of MPs in Parliament and for a referendum on the voting system.

A survey of 750 New Zealanders by UMR Research found three quarters favoured reducing the size of Parliament from the current 122 MPs to 100.

It also found nearly two-thirds supported a referendum on the voting system.

The poll was commissioned by Put MMP to the Vote.

National has said it will hold a referendum on MMP, no later than 2011.

The poll was conducted in the first week of July and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6%.