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9:15PM: Parliament to have at least seven out MPs

Sat 26 Nov 2011 In: New Zealand Daily News

The next Parliament is set to have at least seven gay and lesbian MPs, while two others face a nervous night to see if they will make the cut via their party lists. Labour incumbents Maryan Street, Charles Chauvel, Grant Robertson and Louisa Wall are on track to make it back into the house, while Labour list candidate Jordan Carter, at number 40 on the list, faces an uncertain political future with his party on track to nab 32 seats with just under 47 percent of the votes counted. It will be down to electorate candidates on the list above him claiming their seats. Richard Hills, at 50th on the list, is unlikely to make it this time around. The Greens are looking certain to have both Kevin Hague and newcomer Jan Logie in their ranks for the next three years. National's Chris Finlayson will ease back into Parliament, while Claudette Hauti also has a chance based on her 63rd ranking.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Saturday, 26th November 2011 - 9:13pm

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