Thank you for your support.

In November 2011, I was elected to be the MP for Dunedin North.

Previously, I was the Warden at Selwyn College in Castle Street.  Before that I’d done a bunch of different things. I’ve worked on farms and in factories. I’ve worked as a Presbyterian Minister and celebrant. I’ve worked as a Treasury analyst. And I’ve served on the Otago Community Trust as Deputy Chair.  It is a privilege to represent Dunedin in Parliament.

If you would like to know more, or to arrange a group to meet with me, please be in touch.

Brief notes: David Clark

  • married with two children
  • born in Auckland
  • lived in Dunedin for 15+ years
Current community commitments:
  • Member All Saints Redevelopment Trust
  • Celebrant, marriages, civil unions and funerals
  • Member, Presbytery of Dunedin
Previous community commitments:
  • Member Blueskin Bay Library Redevelopment Trust 2011 – 2013
  • Honorary Associate Minister, Knox Church Dunedin 2011 – 2012
  • Deputy Chair, Otago Community Trust 2011 – 2012
  • Trustee, Otago Community Trust 2008 – 2012
  • Member, Finance and Audit Committee Otago Community Trust 2008 – 2012
  • Member, Otago Forward economic development forum 2009 – 2011
  • Member, Vice-Chancellor’s Alcohol Advisory Task Force 2010 – 2011
  • Head of College, Selwyn College, University of Otago 2008 – 2011
  • Associate Member, Anglican Synod of Otago and Southland 2008 – 2011
Working for Labour:
  • Dunedin North LEC Chair 2010
  • Dunedin North LEC Deputy Chair 2009 – 2010
  • Leith Branch Membership Secretary 2009 – 2011
  • Drafted paper to Policy Council from Leith Branch 2009
  • Dunedin North Campaign Committee member and activist 2008
  • Advisor to Hon David Parker 2006 – 2007
  • EPMU member, first joined 2006
  • Campaign hoardings assistance, Wellington 2005
Career Summary:
  • Member of Parliament for Dunedin North 2011 – current
  • Labour Revenue Spokesperson 2012 – 2013, 2013 – current
  • Labour Small Business Spokesperson 2013 – current
  • Labour Associate Finance Spokesperson 2013 – current
  • Labour Associate Health Spokesperson 2013 – current
  • Labour Economic Development Spokesperson 2013 – 2013
  • Labour Associate Tertiary Education Spokesperson 2012 – 2013
  • Warden, Selwyn College Dunedin 2008 – 2011
  • Advisor, to Hon David Parker 2006 – 2007
  • Analyst, Treasury 2003 – 2006
  • PhD Student, University of Otago 2000 – 2003
  • Presbyterian Minister, Community of St Luke 1997 – 2000
  • University Exchange Student, Germany 1997
  • Student, University of Otago, BA, BTheol (Hons I) 1991 – 1996
Other interests:
  • Time with family
  • Former representative cyclist for Otago
  • Twice completed New Zealand Ironman at Taupo 2003, 2005