Expelled Horan shows up for work

By Audrey Young

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Former New Zealand First MP Brendan Horan has turned up to Parliament this morning for work, following his expulsion yesterday from the New Zealand First caucus and party.

He attended a closed session of the Maori Affairs select committee at 9 am.

Mr Horan has been in talks with the Clerk of Parliament and Speaker Lockwood Smith.

It is thought he will be discussing seating arrangements in the House and issues such as office arrangements, staffing and funding.

Questions in the House and speaking slots in some debates are awarded on the basis of proportionality and New Zealand First can expect to lose some of its entitlements. Taxpayer funding for the party will also be affected.

Mr Horan has been absent for the past 10 days under the advice of former leader Winston Peters after claims he owed his mother's estate money.

Mr Peters has called for his to resign from parliament altogether but he has vowed to stay on.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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