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And the winner is ……!!!

Media statement

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

And the winner is ……!!!

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, today released his list of the worst behaved MP’s in the Parliament of 2002 – 2005.

MP’s are awarded one point for being asked by the Speaker to withdraw and apologise; three points for being thrown out of the House and five points for the most severe punishment, being named by the Speaker.

Mr Dunne said “He may not be winning in Tauranga, but with a total of 63 points, Winston Peters is a bolter in the Parliamentary bad boy stakes.

“National’s Nick Smith comes in ten points behind – the only MP to reach double digits in being tossed out of Parliament – while the minor positions are fought over by Labour’s Trevor Mallard, National’s Gerry Brownlee and ACT’s Rodney Hide.”


BEHAVIOUR REGISTER 2002-05

NAME WITHDRAW EXPULSION NAMING TOTAL

W. Peters 35 6 2 63
N. Smith 23 10 0 53
Mallard 19 7 0 40
Brownlee 17 6 0 35
Hide 9 7 1 35

ENDS

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