Correcting NZ First: Adams against Prostitution
Correcting NZ First: Adams against Prostitution Bill
New Zealand First MPs need to count a little more carefully, United Future MP Paul Adams said today in responding to their inaccurate claim that they were the only North Shore MPs to vote against the Prostitution Reform Bill last night.
"I'm devastated! I thought I'd been living on the North Shore for the past 54 years, but obviously not," Mr Adams said.
"If that's the way they do their numbers, it's little wonder that party finds itself in the ineffectual position it is in today.
"I can assure Barbara Stewart and Dail Jones that on the issue of the Prostitution Reform Bill, I stood shoulder to shoulder with them - and believe me I'm as committed as anyone to this Bill being defeated for the sake of our society, not just on the North Shore, but nationally," he said.
"It would be a tragedy if this Bill passes into law and young people, who would effectively see prostitution being legalised, consider it as a viable option for their lives. Is that what we want for our sisters and our daughters?" Mr Adams, United Future's youth affairs spokesman, said.