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Wilson for Speaker, Simich for Deputy

Published: Wed 2 Nov 2005 01:26 PM
Wilson for Speaker, Simich for Deputy
The government will support Margaret Wilson for Speaker and National MP Clem Simich for Deputy.
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2 November 2005Media Statement
Wilson for Speaker, Simich for Deputy
Leader of the House Michael Cullen announced today that the government would support Margaret Wilson to be returned as Speaker and National list MP Clem Simich as Deputy Speaker.
"It is hoped that this balanced approach will assist toward a more disciplined and constructive spirit in Parliament," Dr Cullen said.
He said that, as Assistant Speaker in the last Parliament, Mr Simich had gained a reputation for impartiality.
The government's nominations for Assistant Speaker will be Ross Robertson and Ann Hartley. Ann Hartley was Deputy Speaker in the last term and Ross Robertson an Assistant Speaker.
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