16 Nov 2017

New MPs show their lighter side

From The House, 10:35 pm on 16 November 2017

Stepping up to the microphone in the House for the first time can be a daunting experience but it's one that all new MPs must go through.

It's called a maiden speech and this Parliament there are 32.

Usually new MPs will use their 15 minutes to outline their hopes, beliefs, and personal journey, but sometimes they'll add a bit of humour.

The House collected a few of the lighter moments from the maiden speeches given so far.

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Photo: VNP / Daniela Maoate-Cox