Posts Tagged ‘Simon O’Connor’

Former National MP criticises Luxon’s abortion gagging order

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Former National MP Alfred Ngaro says MPs should be able to speak their minds on abortion after party leader Christopher Luxon effectively gagged his caucus airing views on the Roe v Wade decision. National’s socially conservative MPs have gone to ground after MP Simon O’Connor was forced to take down social media posts which leader Read more

Questions over Catholic MP chairing end of life inquiry

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

The suitability of a Catholic MP to chair a parliamentary select committee’s inquiry into ending one’s life in New Zealand has been questioned. National MP Simon O’Connor is chair of the Health Select Committee, which is considering the issue in response to a petition by former MP Maryan Street and others. Mr O’Connor once studied for Read more

Catholic MP to marry mother-of-five

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

A National Party MP who once studied for the priesthood with the Society of Mary is to marry a mother of five children. Tamaki MP Simon O’Connor proposed to Rachel Trimble earlier this year. She is the sister of Transport Minister Simon Bridges. Mr O’Connor is 10 years younger than Ms Trimble. Referring to his Read more