Mark Mitchell – Maiden Speech

There were many maiden speeches yesterday, I watched most of them. They were all good. Here are the links to them: Maggie Barry, Ian McKelvie, Simon O’Connor, Scott Simpson, and Jian Yang.

I am posting this one by Mark Mitchell because his comments in the middle about mental health, depression and suicide moved me…I really felt for Mark as he made this speech.

His last line too shows a commitment that many other MPs never show.


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  • Linda

    That would be a hard act to follow. Very moving. 

  • There’s a lot of us out here – he’s another given the opportunity to de-stigmatise sufferers as has John Kirwan. All power to him and well done…. so far.

  • Nick K

    I met him on the camapign trail, along with Maggie Barry.  Both are very good value and a credit to National.

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