24 Aug 2022

Chris Bishop on Trevor Mallard resignation

From Morning Report, 7:13 am on 24 August 2022

The Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard has formally resigned from the role and will officially bow out this afternoon.

Mallard will be taking up a diplomatic post in Ireland from January next year.

The Governor-General has accepted his resignation, and the current Deputy Speaker Adrian Rurawhe is likely to replace him. Mallard declined to be interviewed.

The opposition hasn't been a fan of Mallard's refereeing of political theatre over recent years.

In fact, National MP Chris Bishop put out a not-lengthy statement giving his response to the resignation.

The full statement reads, quote "Good."

Bishop spoke to Corin Dann.