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National MP Nick Smith was the Housing Minister for a large period of the National-led government,before it disestablished the role

National MP Nick Smith has been kicked out of the House by Speaker Trevor Mallard after saying Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was lying.

[…] Smith interjected as the Prime Minister?discussed the level of affordable homes built by the previous Government.

[…] Smith said he didn’t regret the comment, as his Government had built plenty of affordable homes.

“The Prime Minister made a totally false claim that the previous Government did not build any?affordable houses. That is factually untrue. I said it was a lie, and I stand by it,” Smith said.[…]