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.
Since being in Parliament Lees-Galloway has achieved nearly everything expected of him, which wasn’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.