Labour Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has announced she will not re-stand at the 2020 election, closing a twelve year career in Parliament. She will remain in the seat until the election.
I wish Clare well.
Obviously things did not go well for Clare as a Minister but I don’t think that should detract from the work she put in as Opposition Spokesperson for ICT and Communications. She worked very hard in the area of Internet and comms policy, and has been a good voice for Internet freedom.
I got to work with her a bit when she was in opposition, and always found her constructive despite our different political allegiances.