Maiden speeches

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Haven’t had time to watch many maiden speeches but of the few I saw Andrew Little’s was a stand out:

I’m sure we’ll be putting a few more up over the next few days.

14 comments on “Maiden speeches”

  1. Carol 1

    I thought the content was very good, but I was a bit disappointed in the delivery.

  2. David C 2

    Well the guy has never had a real job and cant win an election so at least he can deliver a speach written by someone else eh?

    • PJ 2.1

      What’s a real job?

    • Te Reo Putake 2.2

      Well, David, the guy did convince thousands of Kiwi workers to voluntarily part with a few bucks each week to be part of his union. And his organisation consistently delivered the best pay rises in NZ under his watch. Still, I bet you don’t take that fourth weeks annual leave he lobbied Labour for, so no need to personally thank him for that, eh.

      When was the last time you had people’s trust and the power to use that to change lives for the better, David? Ever? Never?

  3. vto 3

    Brilliant. Go Andrew…

    As your mum said to you, be true to yourself, and be determined and disciplined. You will make a mighty fine contribution to New Zealand.

  4. Dr Livingstone 4

    The standout maiden Speech for us was Dr.Megan Woods M.P. for Wigram. She follows in the footsteps of some mighty passionate M.Ps Mabel Howard M.P. Norman Kirk M.P. & Jim Anderton M.P. We oldies are very proud of Megan.Carpe Diem.

  5. felix 5

    Denise Roche and Holly Walker get my vote in this episode of “Maiden Speech Idol”.

  6. Muzza 6

    Well at least Little understands the banking ponzi scheme and in face to face meetings to explain it to him, he gave his word he would lobby against it, so let’s see if he can keep his word.
    He seemed a genuine guy which is not something which should be a luxury item in the house but it obviously is. I do have some degree of optimism for him, not so his party.

    • vto 6.1

      “He seemed a genuine guy”. He is. And that becomes more so with the passage of time – don’t blow it Mr Little.

  7. Lynne Renouf 7

    excellent content. Listen to the words not the delivery or clothing. The House of Reps is meant to be a place where ‘people like us’ delivering the greatest good to the greatest number mindful of the vulnerable and those who cannot speak for themselves. He looks like a brother & comrade to me.

  8. Olwyn 8

    Yes I thought Little’s was a beautiful speech. Respectful, honest and clear in its intent. And it is such a relief to hear an unequivocally left-leaning and morally sound position articulated.

  9. J.Caulfield 9

    I was very impressed with Andrew Little’s speech, in fact the 4 new Labour MPs spoke very well. Mojo Mathers was also excellent. I am expecting good things from all of them.


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