9 Feb 2017

'Never afraid of hard decisions' - Labour

From The House, 7:54 pm on 9 February 2017

Labour leader Andrew Little debates the Prime Minister's Statement* and calls for new leadership "that will engage with New Zealanders and restore their sense of hope." 

Labour Party leader Andrew Little debates the Prime Minister's statement.

Labour Party leader Andrew Little debates the Prime Minister's Statement. Photo: Supplied / The Office of the Clerk

*The Prime Minister’s Statement is the annual equivalent of what the Governor General or the Queen does at the State Opening of a new Parliament (after an election). It serves the same purpose (a mix of state of the nation and statement of intent) but with less pomp and pageantry. The statement is a formal motion asking the House to continue to support the Prime Minister's administration. The House debates and votes on whether it has confidence in the Government.

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