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MP Louisa Wall sworn in

Published: 6:54PM Tuesday March 04, 2008 Source: ONE News

New Zealand's newest MP is the first to be Maori and openly lesbian, but that's not why she is already making waves.

Labour's Louisa Wall was sworn in on Tuesday and is hoping her experience representing New Zealand in rugby and netball will help prepare her for any political battles ahead.

But Wall has already been reprimanded by the Prime Minister for saying she was only going after the party vote and not the electorate vote as the candidate for the Maori seat of Tamaki Makaurau.