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Ayes lobby panorama

This panorama shows the Ayes lobby. It is where MPs go to record a vote in favour of an issue ('aye'). This now occurs only in the case of a personal vote, when members have the freedom to decide their position on the basis of personal belief. For most motions before the House, voting is verbal.

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John E. Martin, 'Parliament - How Parliament works', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/33680/ayes-lobby-panorama (accessed 27 September 2020)

Story by John E. Martin, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015