Just 21 sitting days

Derek Cheng at the NZ Herald reports:

Labour leader Phil Goff also ruled out working with the Mana Party and called the byelection a farce.

“There’s 21 sitting days from the time when a new MP is sworn in for Te Tai Tokerau to when the House is adjourned for the election campaign.

That’s a useful number to remember. So effectively Hone’s by-election will cost $25,000 per sitting day the MP will be there for. Plus on top of that you have Hone’s higher salary and extra parliamentary funding.

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