15 Aug 2017

'I remain that loyal old labrador' - Chester Borrows' valedictory

From The House , 8:00 pm on 15 August 2017

In his 12 years as an MP National’s Chester Borrows has been a minister outside cabinet (for courts) and Deputy Speaker but now National’s “lefty” MP is saying farewell.

Retiring or resigning MPs are given the opportunity to give a final address to the House called a valedictory statement.

Mr Borrows was a police officer and lawyer before entering Parliament and told the House he joined the National Party to teach Labour a lesson.

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Photo: VNP / Phil Smith