Stenographer rooter and MP for Palmerston North Iain Lees-Galloway is considered a bit special needs even within Labour.
No one can understand how Labour contrived to give the only safe Labour seat in provincial New Zealand to a non-entity, but it is Palmerston North, and there are a lot of special people in Palmerston North.Â
Since being in Parliament Lees-Galloway has achieved nearly everything expected of him, which wasnâ€™t too hard because no one expected him to do achieve anything. His one bout of notoriety came from running one up a parliamentary staffer then telling her he was going to stay with his missus.
Iain Lees-Galloway is a contender for Parliaments most useless MP.
His short, undistinguished career in parliament is likely to be followed by a long undistinguished career out of parliament, and no-one will remember him fondly.
Except perhaps the stenographer.
No Iain Lees-Galloway isn’t who we are looking for…we are looking for someone really quite useless.