Trevor Mallard’s had all the press but it’s the National Party MPs who have been battling it out all year for top spot on the “worst behaved MP list”.
NZPA reports on Peter Dunne’s annual list:
Mr Henare was thrown out of the house five times for his behaviour and had to withdraw and apologise twice. Dr Smith was expelled three times and withdrew and apologised six times.
National Party deputy leader Bill English came third – up from fifth in 2006 – with two expulsions and five withdraw and apologise hits.
The only non-Nat in the top four was NZ First leader Winston Peters. He got biffed out by the Speaker just the once but withdrew and apologised a hefty seven times.
National’s Gerry Brownlee and Wayne Mapp followed next along with another NZ Firster Ron Mark.