Margaret Wilson to stand down

Written By: - Date published: 1:14 pm, February 22nd, 2008 - 8 comments
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Speaker of the House Margaret Wilson has announced she will not be seeking a position on Labour’s list next election.

This won’t come as a huge surprise, and after what she’s had to put up with in the house over the last couple of years I’m sure she’ll be pleased to be moving on.

8 comments on “Margaret Wilson to stand down”

  1. Santi 1

    “.. after what she’s had to put up with in the house over the last couple of years..”

    What do you mean by that?

    Mrs. Wilson has been one of the most partisan Speakers Parliament has known: partisan, biased, and always quick to please her political masters. The sooner she quits the better.

    Few people wil miss her and parliamentary history will not be kind to her.

  2. dave 2

    IrishBill says: you’re banned for a week. Take your illiterate Kiwiblog filth back to where it belongs.

  3. “What she’s had to put up with”

    Like Ministers who won’t “address” questions do you mean? Like a certain Minister outside of cabinet and his frivilous points-of-order, is that what you were talking about? Like a government and more than one of its support parties who cynically ignored the advice of the Controller and Auditor-General, and put the Speaker between a rock and a hard place; that kind of thing? Well then, yes, I guess it WON’T come as a huge surprise!

  4. outofbed 4

    Ds where are you ?

  5. Hoolian 5

    Ha, good riddence. And as was acclaimed earlier – Ding dong! indeed…

    The question that remains is will I be censored for that?

  6. sweetd 6


    Worst Speaker ever.

  7. Ex Labour Voter 7

    You guys are so angry at the moment, Bill. Here’s an idea for you. Why don’t you take a break for a week? Might calm you down. Try not to read any newspapers or watch TV, though, because the news is all bad for you and your Labour Party cronies.

  8. Gone By 2009 8

    She wouldn’t [deleted].

    [lprent: goodbye dave]

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