The new MP

It has been confirmed that as a result of Winston Peters winning the Northland by-election, Invercargill will gain a new List MP – .

A few people have been sniffy about her being a hairdresser, but actually she has owned her own salon for over a decade and has been President of the NZ Association of Hairdressers.  This makes her a small business owner – which Parliament needs more of.

The Herald reports:

Ms Bond said New Zealand had too many MPs for its population size, and she wanted a private member’s bill introduced to reduce Parliament’s 121 seats.

Actually we have the smallest Parliament in the OECD for countries between four and ten million population.

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