Is this the MP with the most Christmas cheer?

A Member of Parliament has shown up for work in what has to be the loudest suit the halls of Parliament have ever seen.

It's a full suit in a seriously Christmassy pattern.

Tim van de Molen, National MP for Waikato, said he just wanted to spread some Christmas cheer.

Is this the MP with the most Christmas cheer?
Photo credit: Newshub.

He has asked Speaker Trevor Mallard whether he can wear the suit in the Debating Chamber.

The answer, Mr Molen said, was "maybe tomorrow."

Members of Parliament must wear business attire in the Chamber. When Mr Mallard took over as Speaker, he said his interpretation of "business attire" would be more relaxed than previous Speakers.

This is Mr Mollen's first time elected to Parliament, taking over from Lindsay Tisch in the Waikato electorate. He was NZ Young Farmer of the Year in 2013.

This is Parliament's last week in session before the Christmas break. It's sitting later into Christmas than usual because the Government aims to pass time-sensitive legislation like the ban on overseas house buyers.deadline.