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Carter will be disciplined over letter

Sat 7 Aug 2010 In: New Zealand Daily News View at NDHA

Chris Carter The Labour Party's council has ruled that embattled gay MP Chris Carter has a case to answer to under its disciplinary rules. The Te Atatu MP is currently on leave for two months, as he is unwell. It follows a torrid few months where he was at the centre of national attention over his travel spending and credit card expenses. Carter hit the spotlight again after admitting he sent letters to members of Parliament's press gallery undermining the leadership of Phil Goff, a move which saw him turfed out of the Labour caucus. The Labour council met today and decided the MP will be disciplined for the 'coup' letter. Carter was not in attendance at the meeting but his representatives were. There is no timeline on when he will be dealt with. The council has also decided to immediately reopen nominations in the Te Atatu seat.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Saturday, 7th August 2010 - 2:33pm

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