Rt Hon Winston Peters led New Zealand First MPs out of Parliament this afternoon in protest at Speaker David Carter’s inexplicable rulings over the status of United Future which has been deregister
The Parliamentary year kicked off this week with what was quite simply a boring, lacklustre speech from Prime Minister John Key which outlined his vision – or lack of it – for the year.
The role of Speaker is fundamental to our Parliamentary Democracy.
The choice of Speaker is of great importance – it is a significant event.
Andrew Williams discusses with political editor Audrey Young his first year in Parliament as a NZ First list MP.
What has been the highlight of your first year in Parliament?