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Clare Curran to step down in 2020

Clare Curran to step down in 2020

Announces departure one year after she was removed as minister of broadcasting, communications and digital media

Clare Curran

Clare Curran

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Labour MP Clare Curran has announced she will leave Parliament and not re-stand at the 2020 election.

The news comes one year after Curran was removed as minister of broadcasting, communications and digital media for failing to declare a meeting with tech entrepreneur and "astronaut in waiting" Derek Handley.

“It’s been an honour to represent the people of Dunedin South over the past 12 years and I will continue to do so as strongly as I always have through to the 2020 election,” Clare Curran said.

“By next year I will have spent 12 years in Parliament, and I feel now is the time to move on to other pursuits.

 “I’m enormously grateful for the opportunities I’ve had, first as an opposition MP and then in Government as a Minister. I’m proud I was able to advance much needed reforms to public broadcasting and the digital economy and lay the groundwork to deliver more transparent government, so sorely needed at a time of entrenched cynicism toward politics and politicians," she said.

Curran thanked local members and activists and said she looks forward for what comes next 

Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern thanked Curran for her service.

“You’d be hard pressed to find someone more genuine and passionate about the work she did on public broadcasting, technology issues and as a representative for the place she loved – South Dunedin," Ardern said.

“I want to thank Clare. She put a spotlight on issues others ignore and was totally people focused. I wish her the best for her next endeavours." 


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