National List MP Aaron Gilmore has announced that he will seek a fresh mandate by standing in the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election on 29 June.
Mr Gilmore, who is of Ngai Tahu descent, said that the by-election would give him an opportunity to put the recent allegations behind him, and focus on being able to make his contribution to Parliament.
Mr Gilmore will be standing for the You Know Who I Am Party. They plan to contest all 70 seats at the next election. His co-leader is Ms Reese Witherspoon.