New Zealand MP’s baby held by speaker in debate
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MP’s baby cradled by speaker in New Zealand parliament

The baby son of an MP in New Zealand was cradled by the speaker of the House of Representatives during a debate in parliament.

Labour MP for Tāmati Coffey attended parliament with his new-born baby boy, Tūtānekai Smith-Coffey, after returning from paternity leave.

Speaker Trevor Mallard held the baby, who was born in July via a surrogate mother, as he presided over a debate.

  • 21 Aug 2019