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Voting public growing weary of recent political scandals

The voting public are growing weary of recent political scandals plaguing Parliament.

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In the last week a Labour and a National MP have left Parliament after inappropriate behaviour. Source: 1 NEWS

After recent inappropriate behaviour by National MP Andrew Falloon and Minister of Workplace Relations Iain Lees-Galloway people 1 NEWS spoke were not impressed.

1 NEWS spoke to voters in New Plymouth and Wairarapa - where Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins were campaigning today.

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“I think the biggest thing at the moment is whether we can trust our MPs,” a woman said.

“It's certainly been hideous, all sorts of things happening,” said another.

“One you can tolerate, two oh hello what's going on, but three or four!” a man said.

Another woman simply called it a “shambles”.

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With just 58 days to the election Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins will be working hard to pull the focus away from the muck of recent political affairs - and back on to policy issues that matter.

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The cut and thrust of politics has blurred professional lines once more. Source: 1 NEWS

The leaders will also be hoping it doesn’t affect voter turnout.

“One of the main reasons people don't vote, is a distrust of the system and a distrust that their vote makes a difference,” political scientist Lara Greaves says.