In numbers: John Key’s opening parliamentary salvo

By Toby Manhire In Politics

30th January, 2013

Numbers drawn from the Hansard draft transcript of John Key’s speech in the debate on the prime minister’s statement 2013, January 29. Watch it below.


Sentences used

bigging up National and/or the Govt 57

doing down opposition parties 85



Words used

Government 31

National (party) 8

Labour (party) 23

Greens 11

New Zealand First 1

All other parties 0

(David) Shearer 6

(David) Cunliffe 3

Russel Norman 1

Metiria Turei 1

Steven Joyce 1

All other MPs 0

Economy 7

Christchurch 3

Auckland  3

Wellington 0

Convention Centre 2

Hobbit 1



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