Dr David Clark

MP for Dunedin North

Spokesperson for Health.
Associate Finance.

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David is concerned about the growing gap between rich and poor which he sees as limiting our social and economic potential. He believes we can and must achieve a fairer society where everyone has an opportunity to succeed.  David has had early wins as an MP, including securing workers extra holidays through his ANZAC & Waitangi Bill. He is fighting hard to Save Invermay in Dunedin.

David came to Parliament in 2011 via a circuitous route - having run a residential University College, worked as a Presbyterian Minister, spent too long as a student, and done time as a Treasury analyst.  David has twice lived in Germany and is a former competitive cyclist and Ironman.  He is married with three children.

Career Highlights:

Trustee and Deputy Chair, Otago Community Trust (2008-2012)
Warden at Selwyn College, University of Otago (2008-2011)
Former Treasury Analyst, Wellington
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Theology (First Class Honours), Otago University
Doctorate, Otago University
Presbyterian Minister and celebrant

Contact Dr David Clark

Dunedin North electorate office

Address: 32 Albany Street, Dunedin
Phone: 03 474 1973
Fax: 03 474 9913

Parliamentary office

Address: Freepost PO Box 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160
Phone: 04 817 9389


Latest from Dr David Clark

Minister, how out of touch are you?

June 07, 2017

What was going through Jonathan Coleman’s head in the Health Select Committee this morning when he claimed he was unaware that an estimated 533,000 people have missed out on a GP’s visit in the last 12 months due to cost, asks Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.

Health running on empty

May 26, 2017

Get ready for more cuts to health at a local level, affecting all New Zealanders, after a Budget that failed to deliver even enough for health services to stand still, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.

“District Health Boards this year needed at least $650 million to stand still but they are over $200 million short of what they need.

DHBs’ big budget blowout

May 08, 2017

New Zealand’s District Health Boards are now facing a budget deficit of nearly $90 million dollars, a significant blowout on what was forecast, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.

“Labour believes health funding must grow to avoid further cuts to the sector. Instead, this visionless Government seems content to allow death by a 1000 ‘service reductions’ with stretched DHB funding putting further stress on an already stretched health workforce.

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