On June 21 the National MP for Clutha-Southland resigned his candidacy for re-election, in the wake of a scandal around alleged secret recording of staff. Todd Barclay remains on full pay and perks until September 23, however. What has he been up to? On the day he returns to parliament we scour the news and social media channels to present a comprehensive diary of his documented undertakings.
Wednesday 21 June: Announces he’ll no longer seek re-election.
Monday 3 July: Talks on phone outside the Pig and Whistle Pub, Queenstown.
Wednesday 12 July: Looks at snow.
Tuesday 18 July: Looks at an illustrated card from a child in Queenstown office.
Wednesday 19 July: Looks at a roundabout in Frankton.
Friday 21 July: Stands beside a farm in northern Southland.
Friday 21 July: Attends a catch-up with members from Clutha-Southland’s Filipino and Indian communities.
Tuesday 25 July, 7am: Enters parliament buildings, Wellington. Says: “Morning”.
Tuesday 25 July, 9.54am: Enters caucus meeting, parliament.
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