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New Zealand’s Speaker Feeds MP’s Baby While Presiding Over Plenary



The Speaker of New Zealand’s parliament, Trevor Mallard, cradled a lawmaker’s baby while he presided over a debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Mallard took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a picture of himself feeding MP Tamati Coffey’s baby boy in the Speaker’s seat.

“Normally the Speaker’s chair is only used by Presiding Officers but today a VIP took the chair with me. Congratulations @tamaticoffey and Tim on the newest member of your family,” he wrote.

Coffey announced the birth of his son, Tutanekai Smith-Coffey, in July. The baby was born via a surrogate mother and is the biological son of Coffey’s partner, Tim Smith.

In a tweet about the baby’s birth, Coffey said him and his partner were “overwhelmed at the miracle of life”.

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Photo credit: @trevormallard

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