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The worst-behaved MP’s of 2004


The worst-behaved MP’s of 2004

United Future leader and Ohariu-Belmont MP, Peter Dunne, today released his annual list of Parliament’s worst-behaved MP’s for 2004.

National’s Nick Smith heads the pack this year on 22 points, being required to withdraw and apologise 10 times, and being expelled from the House 4 times.

(MP’s get one point for withdrawing and apologising, three points for being thrown out and 5 points for being named).

Mr Dunne said, “Mr Smith has made valiant efforts in the past to achieve the lead. He was third last year and second-equal the year before.

“He takes over from New Zealand First leader Winston Peters who was top of the list in the previous two years, but has now dropped to fourth.

“National’s deputy leader Gerry Brownlee came with a withering run late in the year, attempting to overtake Nick Smith, but fell short by four points to take second place."

Labour’s Trevor Mallard came third, fifth place is held by New Zealand First’s Ron Mark, Labour’s Chris Carter and ACT leader Rodney Hide share sixth place and Labour’s Steve Maharey brings up the rear on 6 points.


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