As expected David Clark’s private member’s bill to “Mondayise” holidays passed its final reading this evening. The vote was 61 to 60 with National and ACT voting against.
This is quite a coup for David Clark – not often that an opposition member gets a bill through. Well done to him for putting together the votes. Nice also to see that the Maori Party and Peter Dunne retain enough vestiges of independence to get out from under the Nats’ skirts sometimes (albeit for a minor but popular issue).