10 Feb 2017

'It is extraordinary what we have achieved' - ACT

From The House, 1:01 pm on 10 February 2017

The ACT Party's David Seymour predicts New Zealanders are going to "get a little bit tired of self-congratulation and imported politics from New Zealand First" and outlines his achievements as the sole MP for ACT in the debate on the Prime Minister's Statement*.

The Act Party's David Seymour debates the Prime Minister's Statement in the House.

The Act Party's David Seymour debates the Prime Minister's Statement in the House. 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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