|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Green party list
30 October 2009
|Preceded by||Sue Bradford|
|Co-convenor of the Green Party|
Serving with Catherine Delahunty
|Preceded by||Richard Davies|
|Succeeded by||Paul de Spa|
11 September 1955 |
Helensville, New Zealand
|Political party||Green (1990–present)|
|Residence||New Lynn, Auckland|
|Website||Green Party profile|
David James Clendon (born 11 September 1955) is a New Zealand politician and member of the Green Party. Following the resignation of Sue Bradford, Clendon became a member of the House of Representatives on 2 November 2009.
Clendon joined the Green Party in 1990. In both the 1999 election and the 2005 election Clendon polled third in the seat of Waitakere, ranked nineteenth[not in citation given] and twelfth on the party list respectively.
Along with MPs Russel Norman and Nándor Tánczos, and former MP Mike Ward, Clendon contested the Green's male leadership role in 2005 after the unexpected death of co-leader Rod Donald, saying that it made sense to "appoint an out-of-Parliament leader, rather than stretch the sitting MPs even further." Russel Norman won the leadership after a vote at a party AGM in June 2006.
Member of Parliament
|Parliament of New Zealand|
In the 2008 general election Clendon was ranked tenth on the Green list and stood as a candidate in the Helensville electorate, coming third with 5.96% of the electorate vote. Following the resignation of list MP Sue Bradford, Clendon entered Parliament as he was next on the Green party list. He became a member of parliament on 2 November 2009. On 17 November he gave his maiden speech to Parliament. He contested the Mount Albert electorate in the 2011 election and was re-elected as a list MP ranked eighth, and stood in the Northland electorate in the 2014 election and was re-elected as a list MP ranked eleventh. On 27 January 2017 it was announced that Clendon had been elected unopposed as the Green Party's candidate for Northland for the 2017 election.
Private Member's Bill
Clendon is the Green Party's spokesperson on the Auckland Supercity, Commerce, Consumer Affairs, Corrections, ICT, Resource Management Act, Small Business, Tertiary Education, Tourism, Maori Affairs and Research Science and Technology.
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- "Smart Meters (Consumer Choice) Bill". Parliament of New Zealand. Retrieved 25 February 2010.
- "Government fails to protect electricity consumers" (Press release). Green Party. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
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- "Greens: National Buries Plans To Protect The Best Of Our Coastline". Voxy.co.nz. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to David Clendon.|
- Green Party profile
- Parliamentary website profile (showing his role as "musterer", formerly "deputy musterer")
|Party political offices|
|Co-convenor of the Green Party
Served alongside: Catherine Delahunty
Paul de Spa