15 Aug 2017

'Politics was the price to pay for a better NZ' - Craig Foss' valedictory

From The House, 8:30 pm on 15 August 2017

National MP Craig Foss says empathy, fairness, and respect don't score high political points but they are attributes that matter to him.

Every retiring or resigning MP is given the opportunity to give a final speech to the House called a valedictory statement.

Craig Foss has represented the Tukiuki electorate since 2005 and in his farewell speech he told the House he'd often weighed up gaining political advantage and profile with doing what is right and good. 

Listen to his full farewell speech below.

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Photo: VNP / Phil Smith