In the 52nd New Zealand Parliament there are five parliamentary parties represented by 120 MPs. These MPs represent 64 general electorate seats and seven Māori electorates. The other 49 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.
Cartoonists have always poked fun at politics and politicians. Explore this 'comic' scene - from the detailed cartoons of Parliament's early days to the simpler, grotesque caricatures of recent times. Read more
Parliamentary debates can be heated — but there are rules about what members can and can’t say. ‘Unbecoming’ language, insults, and accusations of dishonesty are banned. See how ideas about ‘unparliamentary language’ have changed over time. Read more