Selwyn College warden David Clark has been selected as Labour’s candidate for Dunedin North.
He has previously worked as a Treasury analyst and as an adviser to Labour list MP David Parker, also of Dunedin.
Big News points out that four of the candidates who contested the seat at the last election will be in parliament after the recess: Pete Hodgson (Labour), Michael Woodhouse (National), Metiria Turei (Greens) and Hilary Calvert (Act).
Clark has been seleted because Hodgson is retiring, Dunedin North is bright red so the new candidate’s chances of becoming the next MP are high.
Given Act’s performance, Calvert’s seat in parliament is more precarious.