Release: Labour MP Kelvin Davis retiring from politics

Labour’s Kelvin Davis will resign from parliament effective from Waitangi Day 2024.

“Having been an MP since 2008, and now that we are no longer in Government it is time to move on to other opportunities,” said Kelvin Davis.

“I am proud of what we delivered during my time as Minister of Corrections, Children, Maori Education and particularly as Minister of Maori Crown relations.”

“Huge progress was made in making the government a better Treaty partner.”

“Although that progress is currently under threat with this new government, I leave knowing that our strong Labour team will hold the Coalition Government to account.”

“I want to acknowledge the support over the years from the people of Te Tai Tokerau, my whanau, all my staff and especially my staunchest supporters Kaye Taylor and her late husband Rudy.

“I look forward to new opportunities ahead of me.” Kelvin Davis said.

As Kelvin Davis is a List MP his resignation will not require a by-election. Dr Tracey McLellan is the next eligible person on the 2023 Labour Party List - she will return to Parliament in February.

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