David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill passed its first reading in parliament last night with 76 votes in favour and 44 against. This is a contentious vote issue so it’s a fascinating look at the differing social views within each party.
I will be writing up a longer blog post on the topic of euthanasia but in the meantime, I’ve looked into which way the Waikato based MPs voted in parliament last night.
|Tim van de Molen||National||Waikato|
|Barbara Kuriger||National||Taranaki – King Country|
|David Bennett||National||Hamilton East|
|Tim Macindoe||National||Hamilton West|
|Jamie Strange||Labour||Hamilton-based List MP|
RNZ News has the full list on how each MP voted. The next step is for the bill to go to the Justice Select Committee, where the public will be able to submit feedback on the issue.