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Green Maiden Speeches

Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, November 16th, 2017 - 17 comments

Green backbenchers Chlöe Swarbrick and Golriz Ghahraman just gave their maiden speeches recently.

Labour maidens – Greg O’Connor

Written By: - Date published: 4:37 pm, November 13th, 2017 - 22 comments

Greg O’Connor talks about how his time with police led him to Labour.

Labour maidens – Willow-Jean Prime

Written By: - Date published: 5:27 pm, November 12th, 2017 - 29 comments

“It means protecting and growing our rights as people, not just as economic units, health clients, “clients” of any kind.”

A strong start by Willow-Jean Prime.

Michael Wood’s maiden statement

Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, February 9th, 2017 - 2 comments

Having soundly thrashed National in the Mount Roskill by election, new MP Michael Wood made his maiden statement to Parliament yesterday.

Maiden speeches continued

Written By: - Date published: 7:14 am, February 16th, 2012 - 2 comments

Felix recommended Denise Roche’s maiden speech and I can see why.

It’s good to see some strong left voices entering parliament.

New Labour MPs first speeches

Written By: - Date published: 1:01 pm, February 14th, 2012 - 9 comments

The four new Labour MPs make their first (“maiden”) speeches today in Parliament, starting at 5pm. I’d expect to hear some thoughtful and moving speeches.

Labour’s maiden speeches

Written By: - Date published: 10:35 am, December 23rd, 2008 - 8 comments

Rather than decorating their tree, some committed Labour Party staffer seems still to be hard at work posting maiden speeches to YouTube. The Greens have theirs up too [link].

Courting the ethnic vote

Written By: - Date published: 5:58 pm, December 9th, 2008 - 31 comments

I’ve just watched the first part of the Address in Reply debate which included maiden speeches by two new National Party MPs – Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga and Melissa Lee. They were impressive. This in itself should provide some cause for concern for Labour but more ominous should be the signal that while this year’s election […]

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