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Carter to be "treated as independent"

Wed 18 Aug 2010 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Chris Carter Parliament's Speaker has ruled Chris Carter will be treated as an independent MP, although he is still technically a member of the Labour Party. Carter was suspended from his party's caucus for undermining Phil Goff's leadership. The party's national council has met to discuss the Te Atatu's future with Labour, but that is unlikely to be decided while he is on health leave. Labour asked Speaker Lockwood Smith to clarify Carter's Parliamentary status and Smith has decided he will be treated as an independent. It means funding allocations have been adjusted accordingly.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 18th August 2010 - 10:15am

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