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Sexuality wasn't the issue says Carter

Fri 25 Jun 2010 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Chris Carter Gay MP Chris Carter now says his sexuality was not behind media and political pressure to come clean about over-spending and misuse of his ministerial credit card. Carter made the admission this afternoon as he apologised to taxpayers after admitting he travelled excessively as a minister. The long-time MP today returned to Parliament after being told by his boss, Labour leader Phil Goff, to consider his political future, telling gathered media he now regrets the amount of travel he took as a minister. He also says he regrets taking his partner, Peter Kaiser, with him on his trips so often. Carter was demoted and ultimately placed on stress leave last week, over the way he handled criticism of his spending. He implied this afternoon that his claim that his sexuality was behind the intense scrutiny he came under was a symptom of the stress he was experiencing. He has spent this week working in his Te Atatu electorate.    

Credit: Daily New staff

First published: Friday, 25th June 2010 - 12:50pm

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