Maiden Speeches Summary

Tracy Watkins has a useful summary of all the maiden speeches, along with some awards.

The only issue I would take with Tracy is where she has criticised several speeches as parochial. The traditional maiden speech has always been heavily parochial where MPs talk about their electorate, their constituents and the issues for their electorate. Now with MMP this doesn’t apply so much to List MPs, but one should hardly be surprised that those who ran in a seat, talked a lot about that seat.

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