It is no surprise that the Rt Hon David Carter has just been elected Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Labour put up Trevor Mallard as a candidate. Not sure that was the best way to try and get the Maori Party or Tau to vote for you
There were no proxy votes allowed for the election.
After the speeches of congratulation, Speaker Carter will go to Government House to present his credentials and the House adjourns until the week after next.
The vote was 62-52.Tags: David Carter, Parliament, Speaker, Trevor Mallard