Clayton Cosgrove


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Clayton lives in Waimakariri, where he went to school at St Bede’s College and later obtained MBA and BA (Triple Major) degrees from the University of Canterbury. He is a former small business owner and worked in public and corporate affairs until 1999, when he was elected to represent the communities of Waimakariri in Parliament.

Clayton served in several ministerial roles for the Labour Government, including immigration and small business.

In 2005 Clayton was the first New Zealander selected for the Forum of Young Global Leaders, and in 2007 was one of only 30 people worldwide chosen to participate in a global leadership and public policy executive education programme at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Clayton is patron of North Canterbury Special Olympics, an associate member of the Returned Services Association, a Trustee of the Styx Living Laboratory Trust and an Adjunct Senior fellow in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Canterbury.

Contact details

For local matters
Please contact Clayton Cosgrove's Kaiapoi Office
Address: Unit 2 – 122 Williams Street, Kaiapoi 7630
Phone: 03 327 7737
Fax: 03 327 4095

For Parliamentary matters
Please contact Clayton Cosgrove's Parliamentary Office
Phone: +64 4 470 6593
Fax: +64 4 472 6791

Clayton is also available to meet with constituents in his Mobile Office (no appointment necessary):

Mobile Office (The Red Bus): 9am - 10am every Monday on High Street, across the road from the Post Office in Rangiora.


Visit Clayton’s website for more information and news.

Labour List MP
Spokesperson for State Owned Enterprises
Spokesperson for Commerce
Spokesperson for the Earthquake Commission
Associate Finance Spokesperson

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