In the New Zealand Parliament there are seven parliamentary parties represented by 121 MPs. These MPs represent 64 general electorates and seven Māori electorates. The other 50 MPs are selected from the party lists.
Parliament's decisions affect all New Zealanders. Have your say and influence the laws passed by Parliament. You can get involved by voting in elections, contacting an MP, making a submission or petitioning Parliament.
The Business Committee plays an important part in how your Parliament and select committees are run. Each year it recommends when Parliament meets and when things are debated (order of business). It also decides who the members of select committees are. If it needs to, the Business Committee can also determine if Parliament meets for extended periods of time (extended sittings).