New List MP for New Zealand Labour Party
Tuesday 12 March
Te Kaitiaki Take
New List MP for New Zealand
The Electoral Commission has
from Auckland to be elected to
Parliament from the New Zealand Labour Party list.
vacancy arises from the resignation from Parliament of
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