On Wednesday, Parliament voted through Act leader David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill 69 votes to 51.

The legislation - which aims to legalise assisted dying - is now subject to public referendum at next year's general election.

Abe Leach spoke to local MPs about how they voted and why.

Te Tai Hauāuru MP Adrian Rurawhe was one of the 51 who voted against the bill and said the issues around health and equality for Māori were major factors in his decision.

Rurawhe held public