'He needs to go' - Judith Collins on under-fire Trevor Mallard

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 11 Dec 2020, 3:52PM
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'He needs to go' - Judith Collins on under-fire Trevor Mallard

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 11 Dec 2020, 3:52PM

He needs to go.

That's the message from Judith Collins as she savages Parliament's Speaker Trevor Mallard - saying her party's lost confidence in him.

Mallard's in the firing line amid revelations taxpayers footed a $330,000 bill for his settlement and legal costs of a defamation action - after he wrongly called a staff member a rapist.

National leader Collins told Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford Jacinda Ardern needs to front up and act. 

She says the Prime Minister has 65 votes in the House and could easily sort him out.

Collins says the sheer size of the pay-out shows how serious the matter is.

"It's unacceptable behaviour from the enforcer of rules for MPs and he's no longer fit for the job."

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