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'Yo-yo MP' Maureen Pugh not counting on special votes bounce

She calls herself the "yo-yo MP". National's Maureen Pugh is trapped yet again in the revolving door of politics, not knowing for sure whether she is in Parliament, or out. This is the third time the West Coaster has been caught in limbo. In 2014 she made it in via the party list on election night but was out after the special votes were counted. In 2017 it was the same story: in on the night, out on specials, which do not tend to favour National. Pugh finally got over the line in 2018 when Bill English resigned. Right now she is the last National MP on the list to make it to Parliament, but with specials still to come, Pugh is standing by to be jettisoned. She talks to Lisa Owen.
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