New MPs dilute alcohol bill backing

NZ Herald 9 May 2012
A proposal to lift the purchase age for alcohol in supermarkets and liquor stores has fallen out of favour due to the new makeup of Parliament, a poll of politicians suggests. The return of New Zealand First and the Green Party’s greater number of MPs have pulled support away from the split purchase age proposed in the Alcohol Reform Bill. Justice Minister Judith Collins has announced that the bill will return to Parliament for its final stages next month.

HOW YOUR MPS MIGHT VOTE:
31 MPs
To keep the alcohol purchase age at 18.
27 MPs
To raise the age to 20.
22 MPs
To split the drinking age (18 for bars, 20 for off-licenses).
20 MPs
Undecided.
17 MPs
Undecided but leaning towards a choice.
5 MPs
Won’t say.

18 FOR BOTH ON AND OFF LICENSE
Browning, Steffan – Greens List
Clendon, David – Greens List
Delahunty, Catherine – Greens List
Genter, Julie Anne – Greens List
Hague, Kevin – Greens List
Hughes, Gareth – Greens List
Logie, Jan – Greens List
Mathers, Mojo – Greens List
Norman, Russel – Greens List
Turei, Metiria – Greens List
Roche, Denise – Greens List
Sage, Eugenie – Greens List
Walker, Holly – Greens List
Ardern, Jacinda – Labour List
Chauvel, Charles – Labour List (previously said split)
Curran, Clare – Labour Dunedin South
Fenton, Darien – Labour List (previously said split)
Hipkins, Chris – Labour Rimutaka
Robertson, Grant – Labour Wellington Central
Henare, Tau – National List
Lee, Melissa – National List
Mackey, Moana – Labour List
Mallard, Trevor – Labour Hutt South
Robertson, Grant – Labour Wellington Central
Woods, Megan – Labour Wigram
Dean, Jacqui – National Waitaki
Kaye, Nikki – National Auckland Central
O’Connor, Simon – National Tamaki
Ross, Jami-Lee – National Botany
Williamson, Maurice – National Pakuranga
Dunne, Peter – United Future Ohariu

SPLIT – 18 FOR ON LICENSE AND 20 FOR OFF LICENSE
Dalziel, Lianne – Labour Christchurch East
Dyson, Ruth – Labour Port Hills
Goff, Phil – Labour Mt Roskill
Huo, Raymond – Labour List
Lees-Galloway, Iain – Labour Palmerston North
Little, Andrew – Labour List
O’Connor, Damien, Labour West Coast-Tasman
Parker, David – Labour List
Prasad, Rajen – Labour List
Shearer, David – Labour Mt Albert
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