Top reactions to New Zealand speaker curdling MP’s baby during parliament debate
During the proceedings it appears that Coffey needed a hand, so the speaker, who is a father of three, took the newborn in his secure hands,
The Speaker of New Zealand’s parliament brought attention after showing his paternal abilities when he cradled a new born baby during a debate.
New Zealand speaker curdling MP’s baby?
The speaker Trevor Mallard shared the photo of him giving food to the child of MP Tāmati Coffey while he sat in his seat at the head of the chamber, leading the proceedings.
The baby he was feeding is named Tūtānekai Smith-Coffey whose birth was announced in July, according to Newshub, was born through a surrogate mother to MP Tāmati Coffey and his gay partner, Tim Smith.
Coffey, a former roving weather presenter and also the 2009 winner of New Zealand’s Dancing with the Stars, came with his baby along to the debate on his first day back to parliament after returning from paternity leave.
During the proceedings it appears that Coffey needed a hand, so the speaker, who is a father of three, took the newborn in his secure hands, speaking gently and smiling when the baby giggled.
Trevor sharing the photos on Twitter, congratulated the two dads for their newborn.
On seeing the photos, warm wishes were coming in from all angles including from Green Party MP Gareth Hughes, who wrote on Twitter: “Lovely to have a baby in the House, and what a beautiful one @tamaticoffey.”
See other reactions that flooded his Tweet below.