Sunday, March 18, 2007

Nat MP changes sides on the s59 debate

"I have decided to vote against the third reading...

...I voted for it at the second reading.  I was keen to see the issue discussed further and for the House to vote on the Borrows amendment.  I worry deeply about vulnerable children but in the end I trust the families of my electorate of Rangitikei to raise our children not the state.  As a lawyer I am also gravely concerned about the certainty of application of this proposed change."


Simon Power, National MP for Rangitikei - voted for the full repeal of Section 59 in the first and second readings, but has now stated that he will be voting against it on it's third reading.

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