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Charles Chauvel announces resignation

Charles
CHAUVEL
Labour MP

19 February 2013 MEDIA STATEMENT
Charles Chauvel announces resignation

Labour MP Charles Chauvel has today announced his resignation from Parliament.

“I have written to the Speaker, resigning my seat effective Monday 11 March.”

Charles Chauvel said that he had accepted a position with the United Nations in New York, advising on Parliamentary Development and Democratic Governance.

For the past two years, Charles was a member of the United Nations' Global Commission on HIV and the Law, a part-time position.

‘I found my work on the Commission extremely interesting, and a very worthwhile way to make a contribution on issues that I feel strongly about and where I had some relevant experience to offer. This new full-time role with the UN presents a similar opportunity to make a difference and I look forward to the challenges that it will present.

"I wish David Shearer and my caucus colleagues every success over the coming two years."

NOTE: Charles Chauvel has served as Labour's Justice Spokesperson since February 2011 and as the Shadow Attorney-General and Labour's Arts, Culture and Heritage Spokesperson since December 2011.

He founded and chairs the New Zealand chapter of GOPAC, the Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, and is a member of the Board of the Pacific Friends of the Global Fund Against AIDS, TB and Malaria. Charles Chauvel has chaired Parliament's Regulations Review Committee since November 2008. In the previous Parliament he was Chairperson of the Privileges Committee and Labour's Climate Change and Environment Spokesperson.

Prior to that, he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Attorney-General, and Chairperson of Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Committee.

He entered Parliament as a list MP in August 2006. Before that he practised law as a partner in the Minter Ellison Legal Group in Wellington and Sydney.


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