24 Sep 2017

Clutha-Southland 'happy with National'

4:50 pm on 24 September 2017

The Clutha-Southland electorate has moved from the Todd Barclay incident and has faith in the National Party, newly elected MP Hamish Walker says.

National Party Clutha-Southland candidate Hamish Walker.

Hamish Walker retained the Clutha-Southland seat for National. Photo: Supplied / National Party

Mr Barclay resigned MP in June after allegations emerged that he had secretly recorded his electorate secretary.

Mr Walker held the seat for National, with a majority of just over 13,000.

"At the end of the day I've come in with a clean slate," he said.

"We've moved on as a party, and obviously the result - an increase in the party vote including in Southland - shows that the people have the faith in the party and are happy with the vision and direction that the National Party is taking this country."

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