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David Carter to seek list-only position

David Carter to seek list-only position


Speaker Rt Hon David Carter will seek a position on National’s list for the 20 September General Election, but will not contest an electorate.

“Though I have greatly enjoyed working with the people of Christchurch as both an Electorate and a List MP, I will not be seeking re-selection as an electorate candidate for 2014.

“I intend to retain a place on the National List and wish to commit my time and energy to the role of Speaker if that is the will of Parliament after the upcoming election.”

Mr Carter entered Parliament as the MP for Selwyn at a 1994 by-election, becoming MP for Banks Peninsula with the introduction of MMP in 1996. He has been a List MP since 1999, but remained National’s candidate for Banks Peninsula and then – following boundary changes – Port Hills.

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