October 18, 2020
Long run for Peters ends
Labour deputy leader Kelvis Davis has paid tribute to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, who is leaving parliament after his party failed to meet the threshold for list votes in Saturday’s election.
He says Mr Peters has had an extraordinary influence on parliament since he first entered in 1979 after challenging the election night result in Hunua.
"I had the pleasure of sitting next to him, having conversations with him. Someone doesn't stay in parliament that long without knowing a few things and I want to acknowledge Winston and all he's done for New Zealand in the whole time he’s been a member of parliament," Mr Davis says.
He's grateful voters in Te Taitokerau have given him another three years, and this term he is keen to spend more time in the electorate.
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