Newshub investigates: Which National MP made a 'very sexist remark' about Jacinda Ardern?

In Parliament last week, while the Prime Minister was speaking, a National Party MP hurled a "very sexist remark" across the Chamber.

He - and yes, Newshub can confirm the remark was made by a man - called Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern a "stupid little girl."

As soon as the comment was made, Speaker Trevor Mallard stopped proceedings in the House, calling for the person who made the "very sexist remark" to apologise.

Newshub investigates: Which National MP made a 'very sexist remark' about Jacinda Ardern?
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A week later, the culprit still hasn't owned up to the remark. If they ever do, they will have to stand in Parliament, withdraw the remark and apologise. 

They will also have to face the public shame of having called the Prime Minister a "stupid little girl" in the year 2018.

At the time the comment was made, Mr Mallard said the remark wasn't made by Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges; "It was someone behind."

Behind Mr Bridges sits Matt Doocey, Jonathan Young, Gerry Brownlee and Nick Smith.

Other men in close proximity are Simon O'Connor, David Bennett, Jami-Lee Ross, Chris Finlayson, David Carter and Paul Goldsmith.

Newshub investigates: Which National MP made a 'very sexist remark' about Jacinda Ardern?
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Mr Bridges said he'd have to review footage before deciding what would happen to an MP who made such a remark - though he said these sorts of remarks are heat of the moment.

"Parliament's a place of cut and thrust. People say things in the heat of moment, on all sides of the House, including, let's be honest, the Speaker," Mr Bridges said.

But Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter says it's not good enough.

"People should get with the times, especially the National Party backbenches. Grow up," she told Newshub.

Newshub asked all 10 of the male MPs who sit behind Mr Bridges whether they made the remark or knew who did. 

All of them said it wasn't them and claimed to not know who said it.

Jami-Lee Ross 

"It wasn't me!"

Matt Doocey

"No."

David Bennett

Jenna Lynch: Did you make a sexist remark about the Prime Minister in the House last week?

"No."

Jenna Lynch: Do you know who did?

"No."

Gerry Brownlee

"No, I don't think so."

Jenna Lynch: Do you know who did?

"No idea."

Nick Smith 

"No, no, I certainly did not."

Jenna Lynch: Do you know who did?

"No, I do not. I didn't even hear one."

Paul Goldsmith

"Absolutely not."

Jenna Lynch: Do you know who did?

"No."

David Carter

"It certainly wasn't me."

Jonathan Young

"No, and I didn't even hear it."

Chris Finlayson 

"No. I don't recall the incident."

Simon O'Connor

"Definitely not, not my style."

The Speaker said he's reviewed the footage and could not determine who made the comment.

Newshub.

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