THE WIDESPREAD DISCONTENT with 'politics as usual' was again in evidence in the Mt Roskill by election.
A massive 68 percent of eligible voters simply didn't show up at the polling booths.
Labour's Michael Wood, received only 21 percent of the final vote but it was still enough to send him to Parliament. National's Parmjeet Parmar fared even worse - she only received 9 percent of the vote.
While the corporate media continues to obsess over the machinations of mainstream politics, it appears oblivious to the fact that more and more folk see ‘politics as usual’ as being unrepresentative of their concerns and needs.