Electing A Speaker

by Editor on Thursday, January 31, 2013 — 10:59 AM

MPs are scheduled to elect a new Speaker when Parliament sits at 2pm today.

The incumbent Lockwood Smith is standing down to take up the High Commissioner role in London.

David Carter is expected to be the only nomination from National and is therefore highly likely to take the position.

Labour and the Greens have expressed displeasure about the nomination process.

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