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Carter claims he's still a Labour MP

Thu 23 Sep 2010 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Chris Carter Chris Carter has issued a statement from his office at Parliament, saying he still considers himself a Labour MP. The Te Atatu MP was thrown out of the Labour caucus after writing a letter to media claiming a coup was planned against Phil Goff. He then took two months sick leave. He returned to Parliament yesterday, when his sick leave ran out. He has not yet entered the House and will not speak to media till October, after a Parliamentary recess. Carter has now issued a statement saying his dispute is with Goff and not the Labour Party. He says he remains a member of the Labour Party and his nomination for the Te Atatu candidacy for the next general election remains valid. Carter says he will determine whether or not he will continue with the nomination in the next few weeks. The MP's membership of the Labour party is being considered by its national council, which has started disciplinary action against him.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 23rd September 2010 - 1:34pm

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