National MP Chris Bishop to face parliamentary committee over edited video of Labour MP Anna Lorck

Senior National MP Chris Bishop will be hauled before Parliament's Privileges Committee for posting edited video of new Labour MP Anna Lorck. 

Lorck gave an impassioned speech on Wednesday night on the benefits of supplements, drawing ridicule online - but she told Newshub it wasn't her who complained about National's video. 

In her speech delivered in Parliament, Lorck - who won the seat of Tukituki at last year's election - dished out supplementary advice. 

"It's the Beroccas in the morning and the magnesium at night - and don't forget about the collagen! How's the hair looking, ladies?" Lorck says in the speech.

Her speech in support of the Food (Continuation of Dietary Supplements Regulations) Amendment Bill is causing a stir - and social media storm - courtesy of the National Party's edited video. 

It zooms in on Lorck saying: "I take bee pollen... and I take garlic."

The MP says she's just a passionate person. 

"It's about keeping it real - and from time to time, you know, there was a bit of banter going on and a lot of banter afterwards," she told Newshub. 

Labour MP Anna Lorck.
Labour MP Anna Lorck. Photo credit: Newshub

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she hadn't seen the video. However she knew National had been ordered to take down their director's cut. 

"There's been editing that's been undertaken here that's led to a misleading outcome," Ardern told reporters on Friday. 

Bishop says he doesn't think National has done anything wrong. 

"The video is literally just excerpts from a speech given in Parliament," he told Newshub. "If people had turned on the TV they would have seen basically the exact same thing, so we don't think it's misleading."

House Speaker Trevor Mallard is referring Bishop to the Privileges Committee, which is basically Parliament's court, for signing off on the video. 

National MP Chris Bishop.
National MP Chris Bishop. Photo credit: Newshub

The pair locked horns earlier this week when Bishop tried to move a motion of no confidence in the Speaker. 

Newshub asked Mallard for an interview and asked in writing why the removal was ordered, including who made the complaint. In response we received a "no comment". 

Lorck told Newshub it wasn't her that made the complaint. In fact, she even shared National's video on social media, saying "in the spirit of taking things on the chin, I'm sharing it - got to be able to have a laugh at yourself from time to time". 

"It was on my personal Facebook page and after being informed that it had been [the subject of a complaint]... I took it down."