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

Nats put out dodgy numbers – again

September 05, 2017

National’s promise to increase the number of elective surgeries to 200,000 is bizarre, given Jonathan Coleman has claimed 200,000 electives are already being performed, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.

New Zealand really can do better on health

August 08, 2017

Labour’s commitment to affordable access to high quality healthcare will provide a better service for New Zealanders than the current Health Minister, who will not apologise for statements that he made that wrongly criticised hard-working staff in the Southern DHB’s Dunedin Hospital site, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.

"Today's exchange in Parliament showed how out of touch the Minister really is, revealing he was unfamiliar with statements in a letter about orthopaedic shortfalls sent directly to him by concerned clinicians.

Coleman’s lost control of his Ministry

July 28, 2017

Basic blunders and chronic underfunding revealed in Treasury documents obtained by Labour clearly show Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has lost control of his ministry, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.

“Every New Zealander deserves affordable access to quality healthcare but that basic right is being eroded by chronic underfunding and mistakes that tie up resources.

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