Rawiri Waititi switched to the Māori Party in 2016 after King Tūheitia called for an independent Māori political voice. Photo / Supplied.

Our 40 new MPs are a diverse bunch, including our first African, Latin American and Sri Lankan Members of Parliament.

Only our first election under the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) system in 1996 has brought in more new faces in recent times – 45.

This time the big swing to Labour was compounded by the retirement of 12 National MPs and six from other…

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