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What are MPs responsible for?
Their primary responsibility is to act in the national interest. They must also act in the interests of their constituents where this does not override their primary responsibility. Finally, if they belong to a political party, they may act in the interests of that party, subordinate to the other two responsibilities.
How does New Zealand Parliament work?
NZ is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government. NZ uses a Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system which makes it unlikely that any one political party (eg National, Labour, Greens) will win a majority of the seats in the House.
Who becomes the CM?
The chief minister is elected through a majority in the state legislative assembly. This is procedurally established by the vote of confidence in the legislative assembly, as suggested by the governor of the state who is the appointing authority. They are elected for five years.
How many MPs are there in the New Zealand Parliament?
In the 53rd New Zealand Parliament there are five parliamentary parties represented by 120 MPs. These MPs represent 65 general electorate seats and seven Māori electorates. The other 48 MPs are selected from the party lists. Find out who the current MPs are, including their roles and responsibilities.
How to contact an MP in New Zealand?
The New Zealand Government (Beehive) website is another source of contact details for Ministers See below for contact details of all electorate and community offices and a list of members’ email addresses. MPs often also have public offices away from Parliament.
How are MPS paid according to their position in Parliament?
See what your MPs are paid according to their position in Parliament. They also have access to some other non-monetary entitlements.
How can I contact my MP in Parliament?
MPs are your representatives in Parliament. You can contact them at Parliament or at their electorate or community offices. Read more Ever wonder what MPs spend? MPs’ travel and accommodation expenses are published quarterly. Read more Every year, MPs declare their personal interests in a number of specific categories.