Hon Dr David Clark

MP for Dunedin North

Minister of Health

Associate Minister of Finance

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Hon David Clark was first elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Dunedin North in 2011. He came to Parliament via a circuitous route – having run a University of Otago residential College, worked as a Presbyterian Minister, and worked as a Treasury analyst.

One of the key reasons David stood for Parliament was because he was concerned about the growing gap between rich and poor, which he sees as limiting New Zealand’s social and economic potential. Inequality featured strongly in his maiden address to the House of Representatives in 2012. He believes we can, and must, achieve a fairer society where everyone has an opportunity to succeed.

David now serves as Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Finance.

David has twice lived in Germany and is a former competitive cyclist and Ironman. He is married with three children.

Contact Hon Dr David Clark

Dunedin North electorate office

Phone: 03 474 1973

32 Albany Street, Dunedin

Parliamentary office

Phone: 04 817 8709

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

Latest from Hon 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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