WE SAY

The Hutt News - - FRONT PAGE -

You have got to take your hat off to Trevor Mal­lard.

As we re­port on page three, the Wainuiomata-basedMP is on the cusp of a re­mark­able po­lit­i­cal come­back.

When the new gov­ern­ment sits down to work next week, one of the first things it will do is elect Mal­lard as the next Speaker.

For a man who was first elected in 1984 and who lives and breathes Par­lia­ment, it is an achieve­ment to be proud of.

It will also rep­re­sent an in­cred­i­ble trans­for­ma­tion for a man who rose to fame as a bruiser in the Clark gov­ern­ment. Over the years, he has been chucked out of Par­lia­ment nu­mer­ous times and once fa­mously got in to a fight with a fel­low MP.

Mal­lard has al­ways been a hard work­ingMP and he now has the chance to play a sig­nif­i­cant role, in a job that few would have picked him tak­ing 20 years ago.

His ri­val Chris Bishop gra­ciously con­ceded that Mal­lard would make a good speaker.

I am­sure all our read­ers will wish him well, in what should be in in­ter­est­ing three years for the new gov­ern­ment.

– Ni­cholas Boy­ack, se­nior jour­nal­ist. Edi­tor: Shar­ron Par­doe 04 4740165, shar­ron.par­doe@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz or edi­tor@hut­tnews.co.nz. Se­nior Re­porter: Ni­cholas Boy­ack 04 5897623. Re­porters: Eleanor Wen­man 04 5897624. Matthew Tso 04 5897625. Edi­to­rial and ad­ver­tis­ing en­quiries: 04 570 2040, PO Box 200-29. Clas­si­fieds: 04 5702040 classi@hut­tnews.co.nz. Ad­dress: 22 Raroa Rd. De­liv­er­ies: Every Tues­day to 43,561 Homes and busi­nesses in Lower Hutt (in­clud­ingWainuiomata, Pe­tone, Stokes Val­ley and East­bourne). www.face­book.com/hut­tnews

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