18 Jul 2017

Nominations for Barclay's Clutha-Southland seat close

1:42 pm on 18 July 2017

Nominations for National Party candidates to replace Todd Barclay in Clutha-Southland have closed.

Todd Barclay's Gore electorate office.

Todd Barclay's Gore electorate office. Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer

Mr Barclay will not seek re-election in Semptember following controversy over allegations he secretly recorded one of his electorate staffers in the Gore office.

Police recently launched a fresh investigation into those allegations, after new information came to light through the media.

Nominees will now go through several 'meet the candidates' meetings before a final selection meeting in August.

The party will not confirm the number of nominees, or confirm any names, until that final selection is completed.