Why so few Labour Members’ Bills?

Every MP who is not a member of the Executive can (and should) have a bill in the Members’ Ballot. There should be 92 bills in there but there are only 51. So which parties are lagging?

  • Greens 100% (10/10)
  • National 76% (25/33)
  • ACT 70% (7/10)
  • Maori Party 50% (1/2)
  • Labour 26% (10/39)

Basically three out of four backbench Labour MPs haven’t been able to come up with a law change they think is worth pursuing.