Clutha-Southland

Walk in the park for new MP

Queenstown's newly-elected MP has described his entry to parliament like his first day at school – but on "steroids". Hamish Walker topped the poll last Saturday with 19,524 votes, comfortably ahead of Labour candidate Cherie Chapman on 6519. He flew to...

Resort pair in Nats bid

Former Queenstown mayor Vanessa van Uden wants to take disgraced local MP Todd Barclay's job. She and ex-Queenstown councillor Craig Allan are believed to be among nine would-be National Party candidates for Clutha-Southland in the upcoming election. Despite National MP Barclay's...
New Zealand's most chased politician is walking into the lion's den. Disgraced Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay tells Mountain Scene he's heading back to Parliament. "Contrary to recent speculation, I will be returning to Wellington," he confirms by email. He'll head to the...
A Dunedin law expert says it will be tough for police to prove MP Todd Barclay acted illegally in making secret recordings. University of Otago law professor Andrew Geddis made the comments after police announced they were reopening the investigation...
Prime Minister Bill English has revealed that Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay offered to play him the tape of his electorate agent's conversations last year. English says he didn't take up the offer. English made the admissions at a press conference in...
National Party officials are checking the rules to see who will replace fallen local MP Todd Barclay. Barclay announced yesterday he wouldn't stand as the Clutha-Southland candidate in the upcoming general election amid claims he recorded former staffer Glenys Dickson's...

I’ve got no regrets: MP

Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay says he has no regrets about his handling of allegations he secretly recorded staff in his electorate office. He decided not to speak to police about the allegations because his lawyer told him he did not have...
The National Party in Clutha-Southland was bitterly divided by fallout from a police investigation into electorate MP Todd Barclay. A police file released for the first time has revealed the efforts of police to speak to the MP, and the...

Barclay faces challenge

National MP Todd Barclay is facing a selection challenge in the Clutha-Southland electorate from a former top funds manager who worked in London, Singapore and Hong Kong. "I welcome the challenge," the first-term MP said yesterday of the contest to represent the...
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