People like C Humphreys and R Paterson (The Weekend Sun, June 1), and R McNair and N Mayo (The Weekend Sun, June 8) who want councillors who supported Maori wards to resign are taking a very limited view of race relations.
Those councillors were simply following decisions of Parliament that Maori should be represented in local government. As long as that government policy stands it was reasonable for councillors to support it, since Maori wards would make absolutely no difference to Pakeha voters at all.
The rejection of Maori wards in the voter poll does not mean that election unfairness to Maori should be ignored. Democracy is not automatically fair. General elections were made fairer in 1993 when the MMP system was introduced. We still have to change the law so that local elections are fair to Maori, because at present they are not.
P Dey, Welcome Bay.