7 Feb 2021

Meet the new MPs: Greens

From The House , 9:59 am on 7 February 2021

42 new MPs is a lot. It’s more than a third of the whole parliament. It might seem overwhelming but it’s worth learning who they are. 

Each new MP is given a 15 minute ‘maiden’ speech to introduce themselves. More than half have already spoken including two of the three new Green MPs. 

New MPs often describe their personal histories, their political motivations, and personal philosophies. Their stories are often fascinating. Their choice of subjects can be instructive.

And while you watch consider: Which of the new MPs is a future party leader? Which is a future prime minister? Who seems a potential future minister? Who will be a strong opposition member? Which will find politics isn’t their ideal role?

The videos are embedded below. Because forty-two MPs are far too many for a single story we have separated them by party. These are the new Green MPs.

Ricardo Menendez-March, list MP

Teanau Tuiono, list MP

Elizabeth Kerekere, list MP